Man’s motorbike set on fire for the third time in six months

A person in Newport was left shocked after his lacking bike turned up burnt out and discarded in woodland, weeks after it was taken from his house.

Extra worrying, defined Olly Oliver, 35, from Ringland, is that that is the third bike of his to be destroyed in simply over six months.

He defined that the string of incidents has left him feeling threatened and questioning if he has been particularly focused. It has additionally been a contributing consider his deliberate transfer away from the realm.

“I used to be seeking to transfer anyway, however now I’m simply getting bored with it right here in Newport,” mentioned Mr Oliver.

Man's motorbike set on fire for the third time in six months
Mr Oliver’s bike, which went lacking from his property firstly of August, and was present in woodland a number of days in the past

Man's motorbike set on fire for the third time in six months
It was fully destroyed by hearth injury

He defined that, in addition to his fears relating to security, the lack of his bike has now left him with out a car for the foreseeable future.

“I’ll be with out transport for some time,” mentioned Mr Oliver.

“It’s going to be tough to exchange. My insurance coverage, minus my extra, means I can’t afford one other bike.”

He mentioned that moderately than saving for a brand new bike, he’s now placing his cash in direction of his deliberate transfer. Mr Oliver, initially from Newport, is eager to maneuver away from Ringland – both to a different a part of town or someplace new solely.

Man's motorbike set on fire for the third time in six months
Mr Oliver’s Keeway Superlight, which was discovered destroyed on August 21, pictured right here earlier than it was taken from his property

“The plan now’s to place my cash in direction of transferring first, after which save up once more,” he mentioned.

The newest bike to be taken was a Keeway Superlight 125, and had been chained up on the driveway of his property, defined Mr Oliver.

The distinctive chain on the wheel is likely one of the options that helped him establish the bike as his after discovering it broken by hearth.

Man's motorbike set on fire for the third time in six months
The bike was recognized by distinguishing options, together with this chain

In February, Mr Oliver stepped out into his rear backyard to seek out his two motorbikes broken past restore by hearth.

The bikes have been a Honda 125 and an electrical bike.

He believes somebody might have needed to steal his Honda from the property, however then set hearth to the bike once they realised they couldn’t begin it.

Man's motorbike set on fire for the third time in six months

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“It was fully destroyed. My different bike, an electrical bike which was subsequent to it, melted as a result of it was so near the Honda,” mentioned Mr Oliver.

He added that the incident in February had prompted him to park his new bike on the entrance of of his property the place there was ample streetlighting, and the place he believed it will be safer.

A spokesperson for Gwent Police mentioned: “On August 20 it was reported {that a} bike was stolen from an handle on Howard Shut in Newport.

“The bike, a black Keeway Superlight 125, was taken someday between August 8 and 20.

“Anybody with data is requested to name 101 quoting 2000303915.”