Motorbike involved in fatal Loughborough crash was stolen
News from Leicester Mercury:

A high-powered motorcycle involved in a fatal crash which killed its 26-year-old rider had been stolen, police have confirmed.

Luke Gibbs died when he lost control of the bike in Belton Road, Loughborough, in the early hours of Sunday.

The father, who lived in the town, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, who were called to the scene by a member of the public.

An investigation into the circumstances of the accident is continuing.

A police spokeswoman said: “We can confirm the motorcycle had been stolen.

“However, we cannot confirm the man who died in the fatal collision was responsible for stealing the bike.

“That is part of our ongoing investigation.”

The machine involved in the crash was a yellow, limited- edition Suzuki GSXR 600cc Supersport race bike, one of only 1,500 made.

It belonged to a 22-year-old factory worker, from Sileby, who contacted the Mercury about the theft. Mr Weir, who did not want us to print his first name, said the bike cost him £2,620.

He said he had bought it in April after saving for two years.

“I was staying at my girlfriend’s house in Loughborough on Saturday night,” he said. “My bike was parked outside with a steering lock and heavy steel chain.

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Motorcycle ride to benefit Griffin Pond Animal Shelter
News from Wilkes Barre Times-Leader:

June 04. 2014 12:25PM

Griffin Pond Animal Shelter will host the third annual “Friends of the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter” Motorcycle Ride to benefit the shelter.

The benefit ride will be held on Sunday, June 8 which begins at Electric City Harley Davidson, Rte. 6, Scranton, and ends at AJ’s Club Soda, 1017 Main St., Peckville, Pa.

Because of the generous support of the community over the last two years, the ”Friends of the Shelter” group has been able to provide monetary aid, which is used exclusively for vet care for the animals in care of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. In effort to continue their mission of supporting the shelter, the group founders Nancy Vrable and Greg Mancuso intend to ride on again this year.

This year is particularly an important year for one of the motorcycle ride coordinators, Mancuso.

“My wife Barbara passed away on June 13, 2013, just days after the 2nd Annual Motorcycle Ride last year. This year I am dedicating the ride to Barbara in her honor as she was passionate about animals as well,” he said. “I am determined to help the shelter animals with the motorcycle ride again this year because the animals need people in our community to step up & facilitate events to provide veterinary care for them as they are helpless without the financial assistance.”

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