Callous theft leaves young motocross brothers devastated

PUBLISHED: 11:11 21 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:18 21 August 2013

Ajay (right) and Cormac have been left devastated after their bikes were stolen.

Ajay (right) and Cormac have been left devastated after their bikes were stolen.


Ajay and Cormac were left distraught after waking up to hear their motocross bikes were stolen.

Two promising motocross riders from Feniton have been left devastated after their motocross bikes were stolen from a lorry in their garden.

Ajay and Cormac Furse, aged 12 and 10, had their bikes grabbed after returning from a race meeting in Nancemellin in Cornwall.

The theft was believed to have happened between 10pm on Sunday, August 11 and 6am on Monday, August 12.

The boys are heavily involved with motocross and their father, Ricky Furse, is vice-chairman of the South-West Motocross Club.

Hayley Furse, Ajay and Cormac’s mother, is also secretary for the club.

“My boys eat, drink and sleep motocross so to have their bikes stolen is a crushing blow,” she said.

“No mother should have to wake up and tell their children their bikes have been stolen.”

Ajay’s motorbike, an 85cc KTM, is recognisable by its big frame which was designed to fit a 125cc bike.

“Ajay doesn’t fit a standard 85cc frame so we had to custom order a larger frame for his bike – it’s virtually irreplaceable,” Hayley explained.

“Both of my boys are now unable to attend race meetings and participate in the motocross South-West championship, which is under two weeks away.”

Both of the bikes stolen were orange and of the same make, but Cormac’s bike has a 65cc engine.

Ajay had only had his bike for a few months before the theft, which Honiton police are currently looking into.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the bikes, call the police on 101 and quote crime reference KO/13/503.

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