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Appeal: Historic and Distinctive Motorcycles Stolen, Batley

Wednesday, 6 January, 2016

Police are appealing for information after a number of distinctive and historic motorcycles were stolen from the personal collection of a bike shop owner in Batley.

The burglary happened at Padgett's Motorcycles in Bradford Road, Batley, between 6pm on Sunday, 20 December, and 3.30pm on Monday, 4 January, with the bikes stolen from a metal storage container attached to the shop.

The stolen bikes include:

  • A white Yamaha RD 250cc with 'Kenny Roberts Speeds Block' in red on the tank, made in 1976.
  • A orange and black Yamaha YR5, made in 1971.
  • A 1960s blue and white Vespa scooter.
  • A purple Ariel Square 4, made in 1954.
  • A Yamaha DT100 with white fuel tank, made between 1976 and 1978.
  • A BSA Gold Flash, made between 1950 and 1960.

PC Chris Eglen, of Kirklees Burglary Team, said: "These bikes have huge sentimental value to the victim who has collected them over many years.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who has seen any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Padgett's Motorcycles over the time period that this offence has occurred or anyone who has information relating to the current whereabouts of the stolen bikes.

"Anyone with information is asked to please call the Kirklees Burglary Team via 101 or to pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."


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