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Appeal following theft of motorbike and assault in Havant

We’re appealing for witnesses and issuing crime prevention advice to motorbike owners in Havant after a 34 year-old man was assaulted and his motorbike stolen earlier this week.

Just after 11:00pm on Wednesday 6 December, it was reported that two men dressed in black and wearing balaclavas assaulted the man and stole a motorbike from a garage on Lilac Road in Havant after hitting a front door with bolt croppers. The victim was not seriously hurt.


The stolen motorbike is described as being a 2018 HUSQVARNA 701 SM 700cc dirt bike, with a yellow and blue livery and a registration ending XSA. Have you been offered the bike for sale?


If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, have knowledge of the location of this bike, or have any information that could help us with our investigation, please call 101 quoting reference number 44230499016.


Alternatively, go online and submit information via https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/


You can also report anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


We would like to ask motorbike owners to stay vigilant and to consider the following crime prevention advice:

  • Lock, chain and cover the bike
  • Remove the keys
  • Consider fitting an alarm
  • Property mark the parts
  • When at home the best place to keep your motorcycle, moped or scooter is in your garage or shed

  • Fit a garage door defender or upgrade garage door locks.
  • Garage and shed alarms as well as low level dusk to dawn lighting will also enhance security. Fitting a ground anchor also provides extra security.
  • Motorcycle lockers are also available to store your bike at home.
  • We would also like to encourage homeowners to consider fitting home CCTV or doorbell cameras to help further protect their property.


    Further information and crime prevention advice can be found at Protect your motorcycle, moped or scooter from theft | Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary.

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