A young boy has been reunited with his stolen bike after it was found during a canal clean-up last weekend in Inchicore.

The young boy had only owned his bike for a few weeks when it was stolen by a gang in Brickfield Park in Drimnagh earlier this month.

However, thanks to a canal clean-up by a local environmental group, The Inchicore Environmental Group, the boy has been reunited with his bicycle after they found it in the water.

An Garda Siochana took to Facebook to reveal the young boy’s bike had been found.

Their post said: “The Inchicore Environment group set about a day of cleaning the Grand Canal between Bluebell and Suir Road when they discovered, submerged in the canal, a brand-new boy’s bike.

“They contacted their local Community Garda, Graham O’Neill in Kilmainham Station who, thanks to the description of the bike provided to gardai when it was stolen [was able to identify its rightful owner].

“The bike was reunited with its very happy young owner and his parents.”