National Motorcycle Museum offers £20,000 reward after thieves smash trophy cabinets

By Culture24 Reporter | 28 August 2014

The National Motorcycle Museum is offering a £20,000 reward for information following a break-in

A photo of a shattered museum display case next to two vintage motorbikes
© Courtesy National Motorcycle Museum
The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull is offering a £20,000 reward for information leading to the return of an “irreplaceable” set of trophies and TT replicas stolen during a break-in last night (August 27 2014).

Thieves attacked trophy cabinets and ruined the displays in the museum’s inner foyer at around 11pm.

“Each of the museum’s trophy cabinets were smashed, causing substantial damage to the displays,” said James Hewing, the Director of the Museum.

“Many of the trophies and TT replicas have little ‘scrap’ value, but are unique and irreplaceable as part of this country’s Motorcycling Heritage.”

The Museum reopened as normal this morning. Anyone with information should contact 01675 443311.
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