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Stolen motorbike leaves Brierfield fitter shell-shocked
A TOP-of-the-range motorbike, which was locked up in a back garden, has been stolen leaving its owner “shell-shocked”.
Jonathan Ingham, who lives with his elderly grandmother, Edna, in Roseland Avenue, Brierfield, noticed his £4,000 state-of-the-art Yamaha had been taken as he prepared to drive to work.
He said that he feared the bike had been taken by career criminals to be sold on as individual parts.
Mr Ingham, 22, said he was ‘shocked’ when he discovered the theft on March 11.
He said: “I was shell-shocked when I looked out the window and it wasn’t there.
“I’ve had it for nine months and every night it would be locked up out the back. I went everywhere on it, to work and on trips to Blackpool.
“It was my pride and joy. I don’t think I’ve got any hope of getting it back now.
“I can’t think of any reason why someone would target me, but obviously someone has seen it and fancied it.”
Mr Ingham, originally from Trawden, now gets the bus to work at ATS Euromaster in Healey Wood Road, Burnley, where he works as a fitter.
He said his grandmother was shaken after the incident, which took place between 11pm on March 10 and 7am on March 11.
Mr Ingham said: “She doesn’t like the fact that someone’s been creeping around her property.
“It’s not been a very nice time for her. I can’t put into words what I would say to the people who have done this.
“I’m not saving up to buy another one.
“Clearly people don’t care about stealing something so valuable.”
Lancashire police confirmed that they are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the theft should contact them on 101.
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