Classic bikes stolen from Padgett’s Motorcycles


Padgett's Motorcycles

A number of classic bikes have been stolen from the Padgett’s Motorcycles dealership in Batley over the Christmas period.

The thieves broke into a metal storage container attached to the dealership, located on Bradford Road, some time between 6pm on Sunday, December 20 and 3.30pm on Monday January 4.

The bikes that were taken include A white 1976 Yamaha RD 250cc with red ‘Kenny Roberts Speeds Block’ on the tank, a 1971 orange and black Yamaha YR5 and a 1960s blue and white Vespa scooter.

A 1954 purple Ariel Square 4, along with a Yamaha DT100 with white fuel tank and a BSA Gold Flash were also taken.

In a statement, PC Chris Eglen of the Kirklees Burglary team said: “These bikes have huge sentimental value to the victim who has collected them over many years.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who has seen any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Padgett’s Motorcycles over the time period that this offence has occurred or anyone who has information relating to the current whereabouts of the stolen bikes.”

Anyone with information should contact the Kirklees Burglary team via the 101 number or alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.