Friday, August 19, 2011

Vintage bike stolen


By Karen Bate Via :

A VINTAGE motorcycle worth £33,000 was stolen from a motorbike event at Fordingbridge Recreation Centre on Saturday August 6 between 9.35pm and 10.36pm.

a 1959 Vincent Rapid ( not the one stolen ) picture courtesy of Guerry-Prat Images

The owners of the Vincent Rapid motorbike were camping on the recreation ground when they were disturbed by engine noise outside their tent. When they looked outside they discovered the valuable machine had been stolen.

Witnesses say they saw a white high-top van leave the site at about 10.30pm and head towards the A338.

Registration number PVX 299, engine number F10 AB/1/2293, frame number RC 4193, was first registered in 1950 although made in 1949. Be aware of any parts offered for sale that may have come from this Vincent.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the van at this time to ring them on 08450 454545.


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