RNLI lifeboat crew member’s motorbike stolen from outside Portsmouth home

Josh Owens' black/white Skyjet SJ125-25 was stolen last night
Josh Owens' black/white Skyjet SJ125-25 was stolen last night

A VOLUNTEER at the RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboat Station can no longer respond to emergency incidents – because his motorbike has been stolen from outside his home.

Josh Owens last saw his Skyjet SJ125-23 at 11pm last night on Malta Road, Portsmouth.

The 25-year-old has a pager for when he is required in an emergency but as his motorbike is his only means of transport, he is unable to help out.

When he left to attend training at the lifeboat station at 8am this morning he discovered the bike had been taken.

Josh said: ‘I’m really gutted, I don’t have a car, and to not be able to respond to emergency incidents is gutting.

‘I’m part of a volunteer crew and when we get paged we have to drop what we’re doing and get to the station.’

The motorbike’s licence plate is LJ62 MWF.

The crew at the Eastney-based station save lives at sea and much more.

Josh added: ‘I didn’t see or hear anything. I’ve even gone around the block a few times to see if it’s been dumped.

‘It was either stolen last night or this morning.’

A spokesman for Hampshire police said: ‘Anyone who’s seen anything suspicious in the area can call 101 quoting 44180377339.’