A MAN and a boy were arrested early this morning after a series of bike thefts from Skyline Plaza.

The 39-year-old man and 16-year-old boy, both from Basingstoke, were arrested by plain-clothes officers in the underground car park of the Alencon Link flat complex, at around 2am today, The Gazette understands.

It follows thefts of bike parts from up to 50 bikes parked securely in the same car park, in the early hours of both Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Some of the bikes targeted were high-value mountain bikes and parts taken included bike levers, gears and frames.

The man and the boy were arrested on suspicion of burglary and going equipped to steal and are currently in police custody.