POLICE had some bad news for the owner of this moped.

But it was soon followed by some good news.

Officers from the Taunton Neighbourhood Policing team came across the stolen bike - before the owner even knew it had been stolen.

The find was made in the O'Bridge area of Taunton yesterday (Thursday, August 4).

A spokesperson for the team said: "NPT Officers in Taunton managed to recover a stolen moped from near the O'Bridge before the victim was even aware that it had been stolen.

"This was made possible by a report from a concerned member of the public.

"Your reports form a core component in our intelligence gathering process."