Motorcyclist “gutted” after prized bike is stolen in Great Yarmouth

The motorcycle stolen from Joe Pitcher. Picture: Joe Pitcher

The motorcycle stolen from Joe Pitcher. Picture: Joe Pitcher - Credit: Joe Pitcher

A motorcycle rider is 'gutted', after his cherished motorbike was stolen overnight over the weekend.

The motorcycle stolen from Joe Pitcher. Picture: Joe Pitcher

The motorcycle stolen from Joe Pitcher. Picture: Joe Pitcher - Credit: Submitted by Joe Pitcher

Joe Pitchers' motorcycle - a blue Hysoung GT124R - was parked with the steering lock on, outside a friend's home on Lichfield Road, Great Yarmouth, when it was snatched overnight on Saturday.

Mr Pitchers, 19 of Deneside , Great Yarmouth, said: 'When I went outside and saw it was gone I originally thought my friends may have moved it as a joke.

'However, I went to look down some nearby roads and when it wasn't there I realised it had been stolen, so immediately reported it to the police.

Mr Pitchers, a self employed carpenter added: 'I use it every day to get to work, as well as going out in the evening.'

The motorcycle stolen from Joe Pitcher. Picture: Joe Pitcher

The motorcycle stolen from Joe Pitcher. Picture: Joe Pitcher - Credit: Joe Pitcher

'I'm gutted it's gone, I'd had it for around eight months and had to save up for a fair while to be able to get the money together to afford it.'

Police have confirmed an investigation is ongoing into the theft of Mr Pitchers' motorcycle.

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A spokesman said: 'We are currently investigating reports of a motorbike, which was stolen from the Lichfield Road area of Great Yarmouth between 12.30am and 2.30pm on Saturday, October 15.

'Anybody who has seen anything suspicious in the area, or think they have seen the motorcycle, is encouraged to contact us on 101.'

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