THE owner of self-catering accommodation Westwood Lodge in Ilkley has appealed for the return of a large Tour de France banner stolen from outside his property.

Tim Edwards, says CCTV at Westwood Lodge, on Wells Road, show two youths acting suspiciously - and he urged local families to check if it had been taken home.

"It’s too late to have a replacement made, but it would be the honourable thing to have it returned - even anonymously - in time to be displayed for the big event this weekend,” he said.

He can contacted on (01943) 433430.