"Believe" in dibble speak is quite a strong word, much more weight than suspect.
I'd ask what n*ked them believe that, see what they say. If they've just raided the guys flat fans found the stolen frame that goes with them, then even without serial numbers on the forks themselves their case is pretty strong.
You need intent, or mens rea, to he guilty of a handling offence. The fact you handled then doesn't make you guilty - your knowledge, or even reasonable suspicion that they might be half inched is what completes the offence.
If the email is genuine the address will end .pnn.police.uk
Feel free to pm me if you want to bounce more detailed info around.
Thanks Chops, I was hoping we might hear from you at some point.
I'm not short of police input though, my next door neighbour has just retired from the force and my daughters best friend is a serving officer.
There has been no suggestion that I'm guilty of handling stolen goods. Apart from the ASBO and restraining orders I have never been in trouble with the police