Family's devastation after sentimental scooter stolen months after dad's death

A treasured scooter belonging to a much-loved Burnley dad who died earlier this year has been destroyed by heartless thieves.

The red Vespa on the right is still to be recovered
The red Vespa on the right is still to be recovered

The black Vespa had been Alan Dixon's pride and joy for years.

Alan (63) died in February, and in his final days gifted the prized possession to son Billy.

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The scooter, along with a red Vespa belonging to Alan's best friend Earl, was stolen from a garage in Portsmouth Avenue at approximately 1-30am today.

Thieves set Alan Dixon's scooter alight after stealing it from a garage

Alan's Vespa was found burnt out in Burnley this morning.

Anybody with information on this or the whereabouts of the second scooter should ring police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.