The shocked and devastated owners of a motorbike that was stolen from their home and set on fire in a ‘malicious and senseless’ act have pleaded for any witnesses to come forward.
The black Kawasaki Eliminator 125 was stolen from the garden of their home on Rye Street and taken around to Princes Park, where it was set alight in the early hours of Monday, March 10.
A resident in nearby Wartling Road phoned the fire service after spotting the blaze. He also saw four boys running away from the burning bike.
Sharon Meredith, whose husband owned the bike, said, “I called all the local secondary schools to ask them to keep an ear open, in case they went to school and talked about what they had done.
“There are always lads in the park, drinking and throwing their beer cans around. Why isn’t there any CCTV in and around the park?
“I called the doctor’s surgery near the park to ask if their cameras picked up anything but unfortunately they’re not aimed at the carpark or park exit. People think they can do what they like and get away with it. That bike was my husband’s pride and joy and it’s not a bike you can buy in England. We have been devastated by this. We do hope these mindless idiots will be caught. It won’t bring back the bike but it would be good for them to be caught and punished.”
The incident has been reported to Sussex Police. Anybody with information should call 101 quoting serial 127 of 10/3.