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nineteen bikes stolen in raid on preston dealership

Nineteen motorcycles were stolen in a raid on A1 Motorcycles of Preston between Wednesday and Friday (13-15 December). Nine of the machines were recovered by Monday 18 December – one in a churchyard.

The stolen motorcycles included the personal collection of dealership owner Les Thompson, who told BDN his “head was spinning” at the shock of the theft.

The thieves gained access to a store at the rear of the premises before smashing through a boarded-up window and demolishing brickwork to enter the workshop.

The machines’ keys and registration documents were also stolen from the office. “I think it was a local job, but that doesn’t help.” Thompson added: “In the main the bikes were my own personal collection, including an SP1, RC45, an RD350 LC and a couple of Ducatis.”

Dealers should be on the look-out for four Hondas – a 1995 M-reg RC45, a 2001 51-reg SP1, an Africa Twin, and a C90 Cub; two Ducatis – a 916 and a 748; a 52-plate Suzuki DRZ 400, a Yamaha RD350 LC, a BMW F700GS and a KTM 450 (in bits).

Anyone with information should phone 07860 124986.


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