Stornoway police are urging people who have lost property to get in touch, as a large number of items are being held at the police station in the town waiting to be claimed.

Among lost property handed in over the past two months has been a total of four bicycles, one of which is a ladies’ bike and one a relatively new one, suited to an older child. Jewellery including watches and rings has also been handed in.

Lost property brought to the police station by Tescos superstore includes a number of keys, including house keys and car keys. A key for a Skoda and one for a Citroen are among those found in the store. One set of keys has a fob which carries two pictures of children and another has the name ‘Alex’ on it.

Lost property is kept for two months by the police before being redistributed via charities where appropriate. It can be claimed by calling in person at Stornoway police station and speaking to the desk staff, or by calling 101, when you will be put through to Stornoway.

A police station administrator said: “People must be missing these items and we are keen to get them back to their owners as soon as possible.”