Sidmouth teen moped anger
A Sidmouth teenager has been left fuming after the moped he worked all summer for was severely damaged when a mystery vehicle hit it. Bicton College student Danny Cox, of Temple Street, saved up three months worth of wages to buy his moped so he could get
A Sidmouth teenager has been left fuming after the moped he worked all summer for was severely damaged when a mystery vehicle hit it.
Bicton College student Danny Cox, of Temple Street, saved up three months worth of wages to buy his moped so he could get to and from college every day.
But on the morning of the 16-year-old's second day of college he was shocked to discover his black Honda, which was parked in Ascerton Road, had been knocked over.
The handlebars had been twisted, the front forks had been bent and the front wheels had been driven over.
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Danny said: "I was very angry. I phoned my dad and explained the situation and rang the college to tell them I was going to be late.
"I paid for the whole moped myself which made me more angry. I spent hours washing up at a hotel to pay for it.
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"They didn't leave a note or take my registration and go to the police station. It just angered and infuriated me even more."
Danny had also saved up enough money to tax and insure the moped, buy the necessary safety gear and pay for his CBT test, which he only passed a day before the moped was wrecked.
The animal care student had to catch the bus to college while the moped was being repaired.
He added: "I was late for college for three or four days on the first week of my course because the bus didn't get me there until 9.45am."
The moped is now in working order but it has cost in the region of �250 to fix-the same price it was bought for.
Danny said: "My dad paid for the repair but I'm paying him back. I want myself to pay for everything so I can say I don't owe people."
The damage occurred between 9pm on Wednesday, September 9 and 8.20am the following day. Anyone with information is being urged to contact Sidmouth Police Station.