Motorbike stolen and shed set alight in Cotmanhay

Published on: Friday, 10th May 2019

Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a burglary and arson in Skeavingtons Lane, Cotmanhay, near Ilkeston, on Wednesday, May 1 that happened sometime between 5am and 5.45am.

A shed at a property was broken into during the incident and a silver 125cc CPI motorbike was stolen. The shed was also set alight and a 600cc Suzuki Bandit motorbike was destroyed in the fire. The fire also caused damage to a fence and a neighbouring house.

Officers have released a photograph of the CPI motorbike and would like to hear from anyone who has seen the bike, or who may have been offered it for sale and are also keen to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed anything suspicious.

If you have any information which may help, call the non-emergency number 101, visit the 'Contact Us' link of the Derbyshire Police website or use their various social media presences, quoting reference number 19*220285 and for the attention of PC Callum Bates.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by visiting

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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