Someone who took an unlocked bike from the Co-Op in Stroud to avoid an early morning trek has returned it.

The bike was found outside the shop on Slad Road yesterday with a note attached to it explaining why it went missing.

The note reads: "To whom it may concern, I am very sorry.

"I borrowed your bike last Saturday. It was 3am and the bike arrived outside the Co-Op like an oasis in the desert.

"I was faced with a 3 mile walk or borrow your bike, which was unchained.

"I'm sorry for any upset or worry I caused you. Yours faithfully, A grateful biker."

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