HEARTBROKEN Jacob Ferguson has told of his upset after discovering his much-loved motorbike was stolen.
The eight-year-old motocross fanatic has been riding since he took up the sport at just three years old.
But he was devastated to wake up and follow a trail of destruction to find his KTM 50SX bike had been taken from his parents’ garage at their home in Sedgeley Grove, Elson, Gosport.
Thieves had loaded the stolen bike and equipment into a wheelie bin to cart off their haul.
He said: ‘My mum found out the back gate was open and we went down to the back of the garden and we found it was smashed to bits.
‘We found the side door for the garage open – we looked in there and nothing was there, it was all just empty boxes all over the floor.
‘They took a motorbike, two helmets, three pairs of goggles, they took £1,000 worth of tools
‘Normally I ride it in races and practice – I’ve got two medals and a trophy.’
Thieves had forced their way into the garage and in a cruel move had also stolen a tool kit that was supposed to be his Christmas present.
His mum Hayleigh added: ‘He’s just won his first trophy and two medals – it’s the first time he won anything.
‘He’s got a passion for it, and he’s not long had that bike.
‘We bought him a tool box with tools to learn how to look after it.
‘I’m proud of his dedication to it – he’s fallen off, been run over and he still wants to do it.
‘It’s the main thing he looks forward to – he’s very upset.
‘It’s all the equipment that’s gone with it.’
Police are now hunting for the thieves after they struck between 11.55pm last Thursday and 7.55am on Friday morning.
The snap-on tool box kit that was taken was worth around £1,000.
Police are appealing for information about the theft.
Call Hampshire Constabulary on 101 quoting 44140442673.