A grieving Fife teenager is appealing to the callous thieves who stole his prized motorbike from outside his front door to return it.
Paul Conway (18), who is living temporarily with friends in Cook Street, Dysart, has sought solace in his distinctive red and black Honda 125 CBF, since his beloved father Dane died suddenly of a heart attack just two weeks ago.
His death hit Paul, who works as a sales assistant at Element in Leslie, very hard, and since the tragedy, he has taken to going on long drives on his bike to places where he spent happy times with his father and the rest of his family.
Paul had been out for a drive during the early hours of Thursday morning and returned to his friend’s house shortly before 4.00 a.m. where he had parked the bike outside the house and gone in to make himself a cup of coffee.
However just half an hour later as he was about to go to bed, he looked out of the window to discover the bike missing.
He immediately posted appeals on his Facebook page and asked his friends to share it in the hope of someone spotting the bike, and the police were contacted too.
“I am completely lost without my bike which I bought with my Christmas money and wages I had saved up from my job,” explained Paul.
Paul’s heartbroken mum Anne, who is currently living with friends in Glenrothes while she tries to find a new house, added: “Paul was doing it up and had spent a lot of money already on customising it. It is very distinctive with one red alloy wheel and another white. There are a few scratches next to the petrol tank, and it also has a sports exhaust which means it sounds really loud.
“It is his pride and joy and his dad was really proud of him when he managed to save up enough money to buy it himself.”
Anyone with any information on the bike is asked to contact Police Scotland’s Fife Division by calling 101.
Paul said there had been several reported sightings in the Dunfermline area.
Community inspector David Latto of Police Scotland, said: “A 125cc motorbike, registration SK09 RWF, was reported stolen from outside a house in Cook Street shortly before 5.00 a.m. yesterday morning, Our enquiries are ongoing and we would ask anyone who has any information regarding this to contact 101.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to remind people to secure their property, use approved bike locks etc. and don’t give thieves the opportunity to steal.”