Biker’s appeal for return of machines after garage theft

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A KEEN motorcyclist is appealing for information after two bikes worth a combined £10,000 were stolen from his South Yorkshire home.

Nigel Pearson, aged 65, was alone in his home in Midhopestones, near Stocksbridge, when thieves lifted the tiles from the roof of his garage and stole the machines.

Mr Pearson, who runs EW Pearson and Sons Butchers in Hillsborough, said only one of the motocross bikes was insured.

He said: “I woke up on Saturday morning and my garage was wide open.

“They had got onto the roof and lifted the heavy stone slates off and got in, then opened it up from the inside.”

Mr Pearson said his own bike was insured, but that belonging to his 21-year-old son Oliver, who works with him in the butcher shop, was not.

“It’s disgusting,” he added. “You think you have got a secure garage and then this happens.

“They obviously knew what they were coming for.

“I just hope someone sees the story in the paper and it strikes a chord with them.”

Mr Pearson is offering a reward for the safe return of the bikes.

They are both orange KTM 250 Enduro machines, and were stolen from Oaks Farm, Oaks Lane, Midhopestones, on Friday night or Saturday morning.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.