Family’s plea after sons’ bikes are stolen

Ross and Jamie Galloway with their trials bikes which were stolenon March 16, 2016. The family is appealing for information and has offered a reward for the return of the bikes.
Ross and Jamie Galloway with their trials bikes which were stolenon March 16, 2016. The family is appealing for information and has offered a reward for the return of the bikes.

A Fife family has made an impassioned plea for information after thieves stole two professional bikes from their home.

Kirstin Pennycook’s garage in Thorton was rammed on Wednesday evening, and two trials motorcycles were stolen.

The bikes belonged to her sons, 12-year-old Ross and Jamie (10), who were due to compete in the British Championships, starting next month.

Those plans have now been thrown into jeopardy after the bikes, a red and white Beta 80 (2016 model) – of which there are only around 10 in the UK – and a black and orange Scorpa 125 (2016 model) were taken.

Kirstin and the boys have now appealed to locals and the biking community for information, and have asked everyone to look out for similar models which the thieves might attempt to sell.

They have also shared a post on Facebook about the thefts and are offering a £500 reward for the safe return of the bikes.

Kirstin said: “The boys are devastated and worried they won’t be able to take part in the 2016 British Championship.

“The more people who are aware of [this] the more difficult it will be for someone to sell them on, then hopefully the reward will entice them to return the bikes.

“I just want them back for my sons sake.”

A spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed they were investigating a theft in Thornton on Wednesday.

“Two off-road motorbikes, described as a red and white Beta 80cc and a black and orange Scorpa 125cc, were stolen from the property.

“Anyone with information about the break-in, or the whereabouts of the bikes, is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or make an anonymous report through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”