DEVASTATED: Dad and 12-year-old appeal after motorbike burglary

A 12-year-old boy and his dad have been left devastated after a pair of burglars broke into their home and stole their motorcycles.

Thursday, 21st July 2016, 7:20 am
Updated Thursday, 21st July 2016, 9:24 am
POLICE APPEAL: Ryan Hughes, 12, from Charnock Richard, on his Honda XR100 motorcycle which has been stolen by burglars.

Youngster Ryan Hughes and his dad Richard Hughes were fast asleep in their home in Chorley Lane, Charnock Richard, when two men broke into the garage, cut through chains and stole their Honda CRF250 and Honda XR100 bikes.

Mum Tracy Hughes, 36, said the burglary has caused a “huge stress” to the family and is desperately appealing for information to catch the burglars.

She said: “This total experience has left my 12-year-old devastated - he hasn’t slept properly since it happened.

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“When I discovered we had been broken into we could not believe it, as this is not the first time.

“We are totally heartbroken for Ryan as the Honda XR100 was only bought for him in October as a gift from myself and my husband after he did so well with his exam results when he left primary school.

“He put lots of extra work in at home and at school to achieve this.

“We have never caused any nuisance with the bikes as we have always taken them to proper tracks and they are never ridden where they shouldn’t be, which makes it even more frustrating.

“We have only owned both bikes for less than a year. Myself and my husband Richard work really hard and people think it is okay to just enter someone else’s property and take it away.”

The family has also been spending time putting posters up around the area offering a reward for the safe return of the bikes.

“It is clear from the pictures that one bike was an adults and one a child’s and therefore this was a father and son time.

“I just hope the people who took them don’t have to let their children experience this when they grow up.”

Police have released descriptions of the two males believed to have been involved.

One offender is described as small build with dark hair and was wearing a grey tracksuit. The second offender was taller, of slim build and wearing a cap under his grey hooded tracksuit.

Officers are appealing for any information about the incident, which took place shortly after 2.30am on Saturday, July 2.