Kawasaki ZX-6R stolen as accident victim lay helpless

Published: 07 August 2012

While Glenn Hawkins lay injured after a serious accident, his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R was stolen by a man posing as a good Samaritan according to the Bristol Post.

Mr Hawkins was riding through Bristol city centre on 1st August to get his bike serviced. Despite traffic lights being red for pedestrians and green for vehicles, a cyclist crossed the road in front of him causing a collision.

The crash left Mr Hawkins with a punctured lung, two cracked ribs and a broken collar bone. The cyclist was uninjured, but shaken up.

A passer-by pretended to help Mr Hawkins by moving the £8,000 green and black Kawasaki, which still had the keys in the ignition, but stole it instead, riding off in the direction of Portland Square. 

Mr Hawkins told the Bristol Post: “I came off my bike and skidded along the road. When I got up I said ‘Where’s my bike?’ and I was told someone had stolen it.

"I was pretty annoyed, and that’s putting it lightly. If I had got hold of him, he would have ended up in the hospital bed next to me.”

Avon and Somerset police spokesman Martin Dunscombe said: "The suspect is described as a black man with a stocky build and wearing a black and white hooded top. Other enquiries, including the examination of CCTV, are underway to identify the person responsible and return the bike to the owner."

Anyone with information on the incident should contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101, quoting reference 83651/12.

The vehicle is a Kawasaki ZX-6R, green and black, registration: WM12 KKH.

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