A Gedney Drove End teenager is trying to keep a clear mind for her driving test today after her motorbike was stolen, torched and dumped.
Emily Penver (17) was devastated after thieves took her yellow Suzuki GZ Marauder 125 bike from outside her grandparents’ home, set it alight and left it near a school playing field.
She said: “I came back from a training course in Peterborough to my grandparents’ home in the city at about 10.20pm last Monday.
“I locked my bike up and left it secured in the garden, so everything was fine when I went inside.
“But when I woke up the next morning, I noticed a car parked in the space where my bike was.
“That sent alarm bells ringing in my mind, so I phoned by nan to ask her where my bike was in case she’d moved it.”
Emily rang the police when her grandmother confirmed the bike was missing and it was eventually found on land near Ormiston Bushfield Academy in Peterborough.
Sandra Penver, Emily’s mum, said: “Her grandad had an idea to look on the field near the school because many years ago, I had my bike stolen and it was dumped there.
“The bike was Emily’s livelhood so for someone to take it and burn it just for fun is just absolutely disgusting.
“Hopefully this will make someone think twice before they take someone’s bike.”