Warning after bike damaged

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 December 2012

The remains of the rare motorbike recovered by police.

The remains of the rare motorbike recovered by police.


Police in Honiton are urging residents to ensure bikes and motorbikes are kept secure following a theft in the town.

PCSO Darren England has urged the public to ensure such vehicles are kept in locked garages or have sufficient locks on them.

The warning comes after a rare TGB Hawk 303R, taken from private property in Orchard Way, was recovered by police in Millhead Road.

The rare motorbike was of great sentimental value to its owner, 26-year-old Luke Dolby, who was given it as a present from his grandfather, Joe Gilson, before he died.

Unfortunately, the motorbike was found in a damaged condition, which has devastated the owner. Luke’s grandmother Carol Gilson, who founded the Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme in memory of her late husband, said: “If they have nothing better to do than damage people’s property, I’m sure I could find them jobs to do in the community.”

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101.

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