Kendal man 'devastated' after moped stolen and set on fire

Kendal man 'devastated' after moped stolen and set on fire

Kendal man 'devastated' after moped stolen and set on fire

First published in Kendal news The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A MAN has described his shock after finding his moped had been stolen and set on fire in Kendal.

John Youde, of Long Close, was devastated when he woke up on Sunday morning to discover his Keeway 125 bike had been taken from outside his home sometime between 10pm and the early morning.

His ten-year-old son went looking for it and was horrified to find a smouldering wreck on wasteland at nearby Vicar’s Field.

Mr Youde said: “It was still smoking when I saw it. I just feel so demoralised. It makes you feel sick.

“I have only had it six weeks and I used it to get to work. I am having to get lifts now. The insurance money won’t be enough to buy me a new one.”

Anyone with information should contact Kendal Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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5:51pm Tue 15 May 12

Ben Berry says...

When I was 16 my moped was stolen from New road over night.

Police found it in the canal a few years later...
When I was 16 my moped was stolen from New road over night. Police found it in the canal a few years later... Ben Berry
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5:40pm Wed 16 May 12

Burgundy says...

I'm sorry the guy had his bike nicked and destroyed but is this really a news story? Surely there must be better things worth reporting. And why doesn't his insurance cover the cost of replacement? Didn't he insure for the full replacement cost?
I'm sorry the guy had his bike nicked and destroyed but is this really a news story? Surely there must be better things worth reporting. And why doesn't his insurance cover the cost of replacement? Didn't he insure for the full replacement cost? Burgundy
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8:03pm Wed 16 May 12

life cycle too says...

Ben Berry wrote:
When I was 16 my moped was stolen from New road over night.

Police found it in the canal a few years later...
I guess it was not on fire then!

I had my motorcycle stolen while in Blackpool in 1980 - and it was found in Batley in Yorkshire with a false plate and tax disc on.
I had to foot the bill to have it recovered on a trailer, because the police would not let me ride it home without a proper number plate and tax disc - and of course the DVLA took their time.
I was very much out of pocket - I would have been better off if it had never been found!
[quote][p][bold]Ben Berry[/bold] wrote: When I was 16 my moped was stolen from New road over night. Police found it in the canal a few years later...[/p][/quote]I guess it was not on fire then! I had my motorcycle stolen while in Blackpool in 1980 - and it was found in Batley in Yorkshire with a false plate and tax disc on. I had to foot the bill to have it recovered on a trailer, because the police would not let me ride it home without a proper number plate and tax disc - and of course the DVLA took their time. I was very much out of pocket - I would have been better off if it had never been found! life cycle too
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6:01pm Thu 17 May 12

Ladyxxmacbeth says...

Poor fella...Stupid D**kheads round here think they can get away with everything, P***es me off!
Poor fella...Stupid D**kheads round here think they can get away with everything, P***es me off! Ladyxxmacbeth
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12:19pm Fri 18 May 12

Adam_Kendal says...

It’s always a horrible situation for anyone who has their property taken, irrespective of value!! Sadly the thief didn’t drive himself/herself into a brick wall and do the world a favour! #oxygenthieves
It’s always a horrible situation for anyone who has their property taken, irrespective of value!! Sadly the thief didn’t drive himself/herself into a brick wall and do the world a favour! #oxygenthieves Adam_Kendal
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3:34am Sat 19 May 12

fellsman says...

Guess it wasn't fast enough to make his escape, wouldn't you have thought he have gone for a Harley or something!!
Guess it wasn't fast enough to make his escape, wouldn't you have thought he have gone for a Harley or something!! fellsman
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7:19am Tue 22 May 12

Moonbase says...

fellsman wrote:
Guess it wasn't fast enough to make his escape, wouldn't you have thought he have gone for a Harley or something!!
A 'Fireblade' would have been good.....
[quote][p][bold]fellsman[/bold] wrote: Guess it wasn't fast enough to make his escape, wouldn't you have thought he have gone for a Harley or something!![/p][/quote]A 'Fireblade' would have been good..... Moonbase
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