Saturday 22 October 2016

Dara O Briain thanks London Metropolitan Police after going undercover to foil his bicycle thief

Published 02/01/2016 | 11:57

Dara O Briain
Dara O Briain

Dara O Briain had an eventful Christmas week after he foiled the thief of his bicycle with the help of London Metropolitan Police.

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The Irish comedian revealed that he used a false name to track down the bandit and managed to retrieve his bike just in time for the New Year.

“Well, a pleasant end to 2015. Hounslow branch of @MetPoloceUK recoveded my stolen bicycle. Thank you very much officers, much appreciated,” he tweeted.

Referencing the events of the 1916 Easter Rising, the comedian joked: “Maybe it’s time to put the Dark Burden of History behind us. Although, it was also stolen here.”

O Briain, who is based in London with his wife and two children, admitted that he went undercover to track down the thief of his bicycle which was nicked over Christmas.

The comedian admitted the experience might just be the perfect material for an upcoming sketch.

“There’s a longer version to this, involving eBay and me using a false name online but I suspect it may end up as a routine,” he revealed.

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