Thieves in Hull have stolen a motorcycle specially-adapted for the owner, who lost his right arm in a motorcycle crash fifteen years ago.
Dave Parker, 53 was out walking his dog on Sunday January 15 when the thieves broke into his garage, smashed the lock and is Honda CBR600F.
This was the only bike Dave could ride after he lost his arm in an accident. The bike was adapted so all the controls have been moved on to the left handlebar, and the right footpeg is further forward than standard to account for limited movement in his right leg.
This bike is Dave’s only form of transport.
Speaking to Hull Daily Mail reporters, Dave said: “It’s the only bike I can use and it has gone. Because I have only got one arm it is adapted for me to ride, so it will not be much use to anyone else really. They probably won’t even be able to start it. I really don’t know what they are going to do with it.”
The CBR has now been found, but in a state completely beyond repair, leaving Dave without transport.
Nick Andrews, a complete stranger to Dave, set up a Gofundme page to raise money for a new bike. In just nine days the page has raised £3,031 of the £3,500 goal, and Dave says any money raised above the total goal will be donated to the National Association for Bikers with a Disability.