Appeal to find motorbike stolen from Ottery industrial estate

Lawrence Matthews is appealing for help after the motorbike he uses to get to work was stolen in the

Lawrence Matthews is appealing for help after the motorbike he uses to get to work was stolen in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday. - Credit: Archant

The owner of a motorbike, valued at £900, is appealing for help to find his bike which was taken while he was at work.

A motorcyclist is pleading for help to return his bike after it was stolen while he was at work.

Sidmouth resident Lawrence Matthews had driven the black Yamaha YBR 125 to work an early shift at Chunks on the Finnimore Industrial Estate, Ottery.

He discovered the bike, which is valued at £900, was missing just before he finished his shift at 4am.

Mr Matthews said: “I had stepped out to get something from outside of the building and it was gone.

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“We checked CCTV and it was stolen at 2.58am. It was very confusing I had to work out had to get home, I had to wake my dad up.

“It’s reasonably difficult at that time of night to get home, I’m asking friends and family for lifts. They have been very supportive.”

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He said the bike has two wind guards, a black top box on the back and a dent on the fuel tank. It has the registration LD09 WBU.

A police spokeswoman said officers were investigating the theft and said it occurred between 10pm on Sunday, August 27, and 4am on Monday, August 28.

She added: “Police are investigating the theft and would like to hear from anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the area at the time of the offence.

“They would also like to hear from anyone who may have been offered the bike for sale.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101 quoting crime reference 073134/17.

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