'Boris Bike' missing for two years seized in Wolverhampton

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One of Boris Johnson's famed 'Boris Bikes' has been seized by police in the Black Country after going missing from London three years ago.

The self service bikes, which are found across the capital, were heavily supported by Johnson and led to its nickname.

But officers from Wolverhampton revealed they confiscated one of the bikes this week in Bradley more than 100 miles away from the capital.

It is not yet known how one of the hired bikes ended up in city.

Wolverhampton CID posted on Twitter today: "A London Cycle Scheme bike seized in Bradley! The bike will be going back to London where it has been missing since 2011!! @MayorofLondon."

There are around 10,000 Boris Bikes in London and 700 docking stations. They can be used for free for 30 minutes or £2 for 24 hours.

Failing to return a bike within 24 hours can mean a charge of £150, while the charge for damaging a bike, or not returning it at all, is £300.

According to Google Maps it would take a cyclist around 12 hours to cycle the distance between London and Bradley.

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