Thieves strike on couple’s special day

One of the bikes stolen from the Wrens' house in Bare.
One of the bikes stolen from the Wrens' house in Bare.

An elderly couple are upset after bikes belonging to two young footballers were stolen from their home on the day of their golden wedding party.

Janet and Clifford Wren were all ready to set off for their big night when they discovered their shed had been broken into.

The other stolen bike.

The other stolen bike.

Two bicycles belonging to their lodgers, a pair of Morecambe FC trainees, were taken.

The budding Shrimps, teenagers Andy Thorpe and Isaac Loftus, have now been left without transport to training.

Mrs Wren, who lets out a room to the teenagers, said she felt terrible for the two boys.

“The two lads are both 16, they train with Morecambe and go to the college as well,” said Mrs Wren.

Janet and Cliff Wren.

Janet and Cliff Wren.

“Andy is from Southport and Isaac is from Preston. We put two different lads up every couple of years and they come from all over.

“They use their bikes to ride to training and to the gym.

“I feel so angry. I didn’t realise they had gone until Friday teatime. We were just about to go to Smokey O’Connors for our party and then we saw the shed door was open.

“We went in and saw no bikes. The lads are only here Monday to Friday and had gone home and had left them over the weekend.”

It is believed the bikes were stolen from the Wrens’ house on Alston Drive some time during the night of Thursday and Friday.

One of the missing bikes is a red and white Merida Big 7 mountain bike from 2015, and the other is a Green Trek 3900 from 2009. Both are valued at £400.

If anyone has any information on their whereabouts please contact police on 101 or the freephone, confidential Crimestoppers line on 0800 555111.

nJanet and Clifford would like to thank all the guests at their 50th wedding anniversary party on Friday who helped them raise £330 for St John’s Hospice.