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The man behind the $90,000 (£55,400) bike stolen from the London home of comedian Russell Brand, has revealed it was left out in plain sight by a local shopkeeper who did not believe the bike belonged to him.

Carmel Pritchard, 38, is alleged to have been responsible for the theft, which took place in August of this year, from the home in Peckham, south-east London, where Brand lives with his ex-wife and one of their two children.

The bike on which Brand’s bike was taken was also the subject of a similar bike theft from a similar home around 18 months earlier.

Pritchard, known to local shopkeepers for his eccentric habit of riding around on his Triumph R1 motorbike while wearing a long and flowing purple beard and high-end designer motorcycle glasses, has now revealed how he got the bike.

He told The Sun: ‘I think it was left out in the sun because the last shopkeeper wasn’t looking for it.

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The stolen bike was later found and returned to its owner, Carmel Pritchard, 38, who posted the bike’s serial number

Pritchard, who is said to have been ‘very angry’ after the theft, has also revealed that he has had numerous previous brushes with the law. He was fined £200 in 2000 for failing to stop at a stop sign.

His most recent brush with the law was in 2007 when he was fined £3,500 for riding his bike without a licence.

According to the Daily Mail, Prit