Craig Jones’ stolen helmet returned

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A crash helmet stolen from late World Supersport racer Craig Jones has been returned to his mum. 

Yvonne Jones had collected every helmet her son ever raced in except for a distinctive ‘stormtrooper’ Arai stolen from the star in a break-in.

She was reunited with the helmet after attempts to sell it on eBay following Craig’s death were exposed in MCN. 

Mrs Jones said the seller, whose auction attempts were sabotaged with fake bids, in the end simply posted the helmet back to her.

She said: “He emailed me and said it was in the post. I thought ‘yeah, right’, but it’s just arrived.”

The original, painted to look like a stormtrooper’s helmet from the Star Wars films, was presented to Craig at Silverstone in 2005. It appeared on eBay within days of his tragic death following a crash at Brands Hatch last August.

After learning of the events MCN arranged for a replica to be made and auctioned in aid of an animal welfare sanctuary chosen by Mrs Jones.

Steve Farrell

By Steve Farrell