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Mother: thieves have broken my children's hearts
TWO children have been left heartbroken and an elderly couple scared to be in their own home after four motocross bikes were stolen from a garage.
They are believed to have been taken from the garage in Wilden Lane, Stourport, in the early hours of Friday, January 4.
The children’s bikes, which belong to eight-year-old Max Lewis and his 10-year-old sister Elle, were being kept in the garage of mechanic Andrew Willets, who lives at home with his parents who are in their 80s.
Police were called to the address at 8.30am on Friday when Mr Willets returned home after spending the night with his girlfriend and saw a mountain bike from the garage had been left on his back lawn.
He then found the alarm to his garage had been cut. Max and Elle both compete in motocross and their mother, Justine Lewis, said the bikes had been in the garage since the end of September. They had been preparing for the start of the new season last Sunday before the bikes were taken. The bikes were an orange and black KTM 50 Auto, orange and black KTM 65, red and silver Honda crf100 and 110 pit bike in black and green monster energy colours.
To make the situation worse, Mrs Lewis said the KTM 65 had been bought for Max in September as an eighth birthday present. She said the KTM 50 did not have a seat, exhaust or a kick start so could not be ridden.
Mrs Lewis said she and her husband had been around all the dealers who would be able to fix the bike but to no avail.
Mrs Lewis, of the Birches, Stourport, said the children had been left heartbroken.
“It’s just one of those feelings, your heart just sinks. I feel so useless, like I should be out there searching for them, but we’ve done as much as we can do. Someone’s broken their hearts.”
Anyone who sees the bikes or has any information about the incident is asked to call police on 0300 3333000, quoting incident number 72/S/040113, or the family on 07773 696695, 07531 501765 or 07825 196494.