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Fundraising page after German tourists' bike burnt out in Belfast

An online fundraiser has been started by a north Belfast community group to help two German tourists after their 'pride and joy,' a custom built motorbike, was stolen and burnt out.

The Let Youth Lead Youth Taking Action Committee started the fundraiser after the bike was taken from Clifton Park Avenue in the north of the city during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

They are aiming to raise £1000 to help the couple who's two week holiday in Northern Ireland has been disrupted by the incident.

The BMW motorcycle and sidecar was stolen shortly before 1.45am by two men. It was found burnt out in the vicinity of Victoria Parade later in the morning.

PSNI Inspector David McBride said: “This motorcycle was owned by two German tourists who were visiting Belfast on holiday. This was a custom built motorcycle that was their pride and joy and as can be expected they have been left devastated by the incident."

"We saw the news that a German couple had their motorbike stolen and burned out, we are in complete and utter disgust as it has forced them to move away from where they are staying and left them financially struggling and extremely upset," a spokesperson for Let Youth Lead Youth Taking Action Committee said.

"We spoke to the couple and got their email address to keep in contact with them. Out of kindness and outrage at the news we would like to try and raise money to help financially support them with their travels around the North and pay them back for this outrageous arson attack. This has disrupted their two week holiday in Belfast and left them distraught.

"As a youth committee we want to help make them happy after such a disgusting action and we hope that this gesture will help them see the positive side of young people and our community."

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