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Historic Triumph Set On Fire

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Bike thieves in Bristol set fire to a stolen 1951 Triumph Thunderbird, after demanding a £1,000 ransom payment from its owner.

The group took to the 'biketakerrr' Instagram page, bragging about being in possession of the bike, and threatened to burn it, unless the owner paid them £1,000 for its safe return. After failing to pay, the thieves released a shocking video of them torching the historic Triumph (worth between £7,000 and £10,000) and to add insult to injury, tagged the owner in the comments section, writing, "Told u give me a grand but you didn't listen rude boy. Uno the drill, don't pay gets burnt."

The 'biketakerrr' page is the latest to have been set up by the notorious Bristol bike gangs, which first came to prominence in January last year. The gang, which is reportedly mostly comprised of youths from North Bristol, steal bikes while boasting about their exploits online. A number of members of the gang have been caught and prosecuted by the police in the last year - after officers set up a special investigation, named Operation Buell, to monitor the gang's online presence.

The police are yet to make any arrests relating to the incident - with a police spokesman saying: "No arrests have been made but we are pursuing a number of different lines of enquiry." This will include forensic examination of the bike, which was reportedly recovered from a field near Lawrence Weston.

Total utter SCUM.

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Catkins @ 03/04/2018 21:26  

I can only hope the insurance pays out quickly for the owner If they catch them it will be interesting to see if they are charged with blackmail /extortion

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feel free @ 04/04/2018 17:11  

This is why club hammers were invented. They can't nick bikes with their hands smashed to pieces!!

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Cornholio @ 04/06/2018 22:18  

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