Sleaford motorcross-loving schoolboy, 13, devastated after thieves steal bike
A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD school boy from Sleaford who hoped to compete in his first season of motorcross racing at the weekend was left "totally gutted" when his racing bike was stolen from his home.
Harry Greetham, who had only been racing since March, had been preparing for the race at Carter Hill at Warsop when his red 2010 Honda CRF250 was stolen from the garage at his home in the Newton area of Sleaford during the early hours of Monday, September 2.
Another bike, a red 2001 Honda CR125 which was waiting to be sold was stolen during the same incident.
Harry's dad David Greetham said Harry was really upset when he found out the bikes had been stolen and that he would be offering a reward for anyone who can return them to him.
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He said: "He's totally gutted. That bike was his pride and joy and he'll never get another one like it either. It had been a championship winning bike and the previous owner had completely stripped it and rebuilt it up again specially for Harry to use. He'd only had it since July.
"He'd been practicing loads, this was his first season and he was getting quicker. It's completely ruined his sporting hobby."
The thieves had pulled the lock off the door to the garage before removing the bikes and then pushed them away from the house about a quarter of a mile through the village before they were loaded onto a van or trailer and driven away.
Mr Greetham said that he believed the thieves knew the bikes were in the garage.
He said: "The Honda CR125 was for sale and I'd had a text from someone about it on the Saturday night before.
"The person said they were going to go and see another bike in Louth first and would then call to come and see this one but they never called."
Harry, who is a member of the Open Motor Cross Club and rides with the MX2 under 18s, was due to take part in eight races on his bike.
Lincolnshire Police said that if anyone had any information that could lead to the recovery of the bikes they should call 101 quoting incident number 40 of September 2.