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Motorbike stolen as biker lay critically injured after crash

[P]OLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man’s motorbike was stolen, as he lay at the side of the road, seriously injured, following a collision.

Between 5.30am and 5.45am on Saturday 23 June 2018, a 28-year-old man riding a motorcycle collided with a lamppost at the junction of Mount Road and Kirkmanshulme Lane in Gorton, Manchester.

The man had hit his head and was left in a life threatening condition, he remains in intensive care in hospital.

Whilst lying on the floor, immediately after the collision, two males approached him but instead of trying to help, stole his motorbike.

One of the males, believed to be white, was on a long black moped possibly a 56 or 48 number plate, and wearing a black helmet. He was seen riding past the scene, alone, before returning with a second male who then stole the bike.

The second male is described as white, around 17-years-old, 5ft 5in tall and of skinny build. He had black hair cut in a short back and sides style and was clean shaven.

They were later seen in the bus layby on Mount Road near to the collision trying to start the bike, which had a broken gear lever.

Detective Constable Nick Kershaw from GMP’s North Manchester team said: “Someone must know who preyed on this man, stealing his bike and leaving him for dead, that’s the lowest of the low.

“We have pictures of the bike that was stolen, it was a black and orange 125 KTM Trials style bike, the registration number is WD14 DBO. It is distinctive because of the colour and the fact it has a really loud exhaust.

“Thankfully, some true Good Samaritan’s stopped to help the man shortly after. The man’s family wish to thank them for all that they did, they believe their son would have died at the scene if he had been left any longer. They are calling them “his Guardian Angels”.

“He does however remain in a critical condition in hospital, and my thoughts are with him and his family as he fight for his life.

“This is a despicable crime, I just don’t know how anyone could leave a person for dead and steal their belongings, the thought of it makes me feel sick.

“I am appealing for anyone who knows those responsible to get in touch as soon as possible. We will do all that we can to find these cold hearted criminals.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call GMP on 0161 856 1146, alternatively call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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