Father and son left distraught after restored vintage bikes stolen

The theft occured the 8th or 9th of February

Vintage bikes stolen

A FATHER and son have been left devastated after thieves stole two vintage motorcycles that they had spent years restoring.

The classic BSA Gold Star and Triumph motorbikes were taken from Colin Burrow and son Kevin’s shed in Swansea, sometime between 13:00 GMT on 8 February and 13:00 the next day.

Speaking to the BBC, Colin Burrow, from Penllergaer, near Swansea said: "I am really gutted. It isn't the money, it's the value in what we have done together - me and my son."

"My father is distraught," his daughter Gail Yandell added.

"He managed to pick up an old BSA motorbike and when he was younger it was the first bike he bought with his wages. His ambition in life was to own another one."

The two had reportedly spared no expense in restoring the BSA, before picking up the Triumph and giving it similar treatment. They even bought a van in order to take the pair to shows.

Kevin reportedly discovered the theft when he visited his father last Saturday.

"[Kevin] went into the shed and said someone has broken in. My father hadn't been in the shed since the Thursday and didn't know when they had gone. These people must have known," Yandell explained.

"Dad is just absolutely devastated...They're really unsellable and completely one-off motorbikes, the BSA isn't even registered."