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Scooter stolen after rider crashed on diesel
THIEVES pinched a beloved scooter while its owner was being treated in hospital after she was hurt in a crash.
The distinctive purple Yamaha Neos, which has a cartoon bee painted on the front fairing, was stolen from a roundabout in Warndon Villages, Worcester, on Wednesday between 10am and 3.30pm.
Alison Harding was riding the scooter – registration number VO02 BHY – near to where Dugdale Drive joins Grange Way at about 9am when she hit a diesel patch and came off.
The bike, which had been lovingly restored by Ms Harding, was secured with a neon green chain lock while the Red Hill resident was taken to hospital for treatment.
It was last seen at 10am that morning, but had disappeared by the time she was discharged. Ms Harding said she had been left “heartbroken” by the theft and had spent the last few months painstakingly restoring the scooter.
She said: “I am bereft without it. I do not drive so it is my only mode of transport.
“I can handle coming off, that’s my own stupid fault, but I am gutted it was taken while I was in A&E.
“There was even a “police aware” sticker on it too.
“I am also grateful to the drivers following me who stopped to help me.”
Anyone with information on the stolen scooter should call police on 101, quoting crime number 22CA58143Y12.