UPDATE: Good news: As per the comment section below — the bicycle has been recovered! The original report was as follows:
A social media campaign is underway to reunite a teenager with his bicycle which was stolen while visiting his mother in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin on Tuesday.
“This bike was stolen from Beaumont Hospital yesterday whilst my friends son was up visiting her. He is only 13 and this is his lifeline to visiting his mother. If you have seen or been offered this bike for sale please pm me… thanks in advance for your help,” Elaine Hughes wrote on Facebook.
The bicycle is a black Carrera racing / hybrid bicycle with straight handlebars.
If you have any info relating to the stolen bicycle contact Elaine on Facebook or, if you’re not on Facebook, contact us and we can pass any messages onto her.
#BIKETHEFT please share like mad #Dublin #Cyclists pic.twitter.com/nUj8jFordR
— Denise Courtney (@7mountainsbikes) October 20, 2016
Thank you for your help in this matter. I am happy to inform you that this bicycle has been found and returned to the owner. Kind Regards Elaine.