Championship racing minibikes stolen in ‘sickening’ theft from farm near Framlingham

Some of the bikes that have been stolen

Some of the bikes that have been stolen - Credit: Archant

Six minibikes used in championship races and worth an estimated £12,000 have been stolen from a Suffolk farm outbuilding.

Another of the stolen bikes

Another of the stolen bikes - Credit: Archant

Jodi Mayhew, whose boyfriend owned one of the Kawaski bikes, said she was disturbed by the “sickening” crime and is appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Miss Mayhew’s boyfriend and his friends have been collecting the bikes since they were children and race them regularly at events in the Minibike Nationals championships.

Miss Mayhew said they held “sentimental value” for the friends, who cannot afford to replace them.

The bikes are all Kawasaki KLX110 – a compact dirt bike designed for children, which have been modified for adults to race. They cost around £2,000 each.

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Thieves used bolt cutters to break into an outbuilding in the east Suffolk area near to Framlingham sometime between 9pm Tuesday and 7am this morning. Miss Mayhew said one of the farm’s residents was alerted to the theft when he went out with his dog and found a handbag ditched in a bush. They found several vehicles and buildings had been broken into, including the one in which the bikes had been stored.

“I don’t think it has really sunk in,” she added.

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“Everyone was quite shaken up.

“I think my boyfriend feels really upset - especially for his friends who have lost their bikes.”

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the thieves had used a bolt cutter to break into some outbuildings, including a converted motor home and horse box. They also broke into a Mercedes GLA car, taking a handbag, which was thrown into a bush.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101 quoting reference 37/79234/17.

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