Another motorbike found on fire in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 17:40 12 March 2020 | UPDATED: 10:18 13 March 2020

A blue motorbike was set on fire near the airfield in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Lauren Webster

A blue motorbike was set on fire near the airfield in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Lauren Webster

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A motorbike was found on fire in Welwyn Garden City amid a spate of nine reported thefts of motorbikes and mopeds across the borough since February.

At around 3.45pm, the blaze - near Hillyfields - was reported to Welwyn Garden City fire brigade and a bucket and back pack sprayer were used to extinguish it.

Lauren, who came across the fire while walking her dogs, said she spotted the blue motorbike near Panshanger Airfield.

'I reported it to the police and when I returned a big blast of smoke came out so I also rang fire services,' she said.

Police say two teenage boys were seen with a black and dark blue moped - which was set alight - that was thought to be stolen.

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They offenders are said to be white, 16 or 17 years old, one wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and the other wearing all black - possibly a school uniform or tracksuit.

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Anita Webster, also from Welwyn Garden City, reported her son's bike stolen when it was taken from his home in Heronswood Road on Wednesday, Feburary 19.

She said: 'We found his bike thanks to a dog walker on Facebook and found a second stolen bike at the same time.

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'Not that he has his back - as it was written off. Someone somewhere knows who this is.'

Anyone with information on the latest theft at the airfield should call the non-emergency number 101 quoting ISR 404 of 12 March.

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