Thief nicked mo­tor­bike as its owner lay hurt in road

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A CAL­LOUS thief pos­ing as a Good Sa­mar­i­tan stole a mo­tor­bike from its owner as he lay se­ri­ously injured in the road af­ter a crash.

Stricken Glenn Hawkins, 35, was left with a bro­ken col­lar bone, punc­tured lungs and two cracked ribs af­ter com­ing off his £8,000 Kawasaki ZX-6R on a city cen­tre road.

Sec­onds later a passer-by pre­tended to lend him a hand by mov­ing his green and black sports bike.

But in­stead of help­ing, the crook roared off with the pow­er­ful 600cc ma­chine.

Speak­ing from his hospi­tal bed, an­gry con­struc­tion man­ager Glenn, from Red­land, Bris­tol, said: “I came off my bike and skid­ded along the road af­ter a cy­clist pulled out in front of me.

“When I got up I said ‘where’s my bike?’ and was told some­one had stolen it.

“If any­one sees it, or the thief who stole it, I would re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate it if they call the po­lice as soon as pos­si­ble.”

The thief is de­scribed as be­ing stocky, black and wear­ing a black and white hooded top.

Avon and Som­er­set Po­lice con­firmed they were presently hunt­ing both the sus­pect and the mo­tor­bike.

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