THE family of a Wem teenager who lost his leg to cancer has launched an appeal after his bike was stolen from his home.

In 2019 Alfie Rixon, 14, had his left leg amputated below the knee after being diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year, while also having to through chemotherapy before the amputation could take place.

Having been free of cancer for over a year Alfie, 14, spent lockdown learning to walk again with his prosthetic leg.

To highlight the progress he had made, in March Alfie took part in Hope House's 10-mile charity walk, raising around £4,000.

He also won the Midlands area final of the BBC Young Reporter of the Year competition earlier this year.

But Alfie's grandmother Lynne Jones is appealing for information, after his bicycle was stolen from his home in Wem.

She said: "My grandson Alfie has a prosthetic leg due to cancer and many of you were kind enough to sponsor his walk for Hope House.

"Unfortunately he has had his new bike taken from the drive of his house in Drawell Lane.

"As this is vital to him for getting about to school etc, I would ask you all to keep a look out for it.

"The make is an Apollo Evade and it's adult sized.

"If the person who took it has a conscience and sees this perhaps they'd just like to return it where they got it from.

"If anyone sees it please message or call 07955674449."