Published: February 25, 2010
Mean thieves steal lifeboat man's bike while he's on training exercise

A lifeboat crewman in Burnham-On-Sea had his bike stolen while he was inside the RNLI station on a training session.

Crew member Ian Tench - pictured on the far right at the start of a fundraising bike ride in 2008 - had his racing bike pinched from the forecourt of the Pier Street station last Wednesday (February 18th) while he was taking part in a training exercise.

Ian told "I'd only left the bike outside for about 20 minutes before it was taken - it's unbelievable that someone could do this."

The racing bike was red and white and is branded Trek. It was stolen between 9.30pm and 10pm.

The theft was reported to Burnham Police, who have asked anyone with information to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Lifeboats spokesman Mike Lang added: "It's horrible that someone could do this to a volunteer."


Lifeboats website for Burnham-On-Sea


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