EXCLUSIVE: LOCAL BUSINESS STEPS IN AFTER RYDE WOMAN’S SCOOTER IS TORCHED

A young woman from Ryde who had her scooter stolen and later set on fire has been gifted a new set of wheels, thanks to local firm Solent Autopoint.

As previously reported by Island Echo, firefighters were called to Rosemary Lane in Ryde on Tuesday morning when a motorcycle was set on fire in amongst woodland. It later emerged that the vehicle had been stolen overnight.

The owner of the scooter, Sammie Jo Howard, launched an appeal on Facebook to locate her missing pride and joy. Sadly, it soon became apparent from Island Echo’s report that the burnt out shell was in fact the scooter she was looking for.

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After reading the story online, Adam Summers of Solent Autopoint got in touch with the editorial team at Island Echo to make contact with the 23-year-old, with a view to helping get her back on the road.

Now, thanks to the generosity of the East Street-based business, Sammie is riding a 2018 Peugeot Kisbee 50cc worth over £1,000. The bike was purchased from another local business – Dave Death Motorcycles in Carisbrooke – and comes complete with 6 month peace-of-mind warranty.

Expressing her appreciation, Sammie has said:

“They [Solent Autopoint] are angels! They’re the nicest people and it has really restored my faith in humanity.

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“It will make such a difference to me and I’ll be forever grateful”.

Adam Summers of Solent Autopoint adds:

“Reading Sammie’s story was so sad and we wanted to do something to help a member of our local community.

“The scooter we managed to purchase her was a 2018 Peugeot Kisbee 50cc with low miles and 6 month warranty from Dave Deaths”.

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Solent Autopoint have previously donated a minibus to the Vectis Youth Football Club and helped Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW source a vehicle, as well as various other sponsorships.

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Janice Pegg
Janice Pegg
11 months ago

So nice of these people to do that for her wish them well.
 
I hope those who took it have as vile a life as is possible.
 
Most evenings some jerk is riding up and down the fields there and the lane by the Railway. The Police do ‘nothing’ as usual so expect more of such. Barriers need fitting to stop this trend as more will be stolen otherwise.

George
George
11 months ago

What a happy ending…well done to Solent Autopoint. Makes a pleasant change to hear of a happy ending & to be reminded that there are decent people out there…

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
11 months ago

How generous of Solent Autopoint. A happy ending to a not so good event. I hope this young lady buys a big strong chain to hopefully stop the SCUM BAG from stealing it again….. SCUM BAG, go buy your own scooter. What gives you the right to take other people’s property…

Tim C
Tim C
11 months ago

Well done that business for all the good work they have done for the community and for helping this young lady. Certainly setting the standards for all to follow.

Capt. Chris
Capt. Chris
11 months ago

Bloody nice bloke

ron
ron
11 months ago

I see the usual comments about jerks riding up and down fields etc and the police do nothing.
How about a group of you stopping it yourselves.Take responsibility for your own neighbourhood
and stop keep blaming the police. Nobody takes the initiative if you don’t like something change it.

Marcus
Marcus
Reply to  ron
11 months ago

Unfortunately people haven’t got balls any more and they all cry and moan about it but will never stand up for what is right. That’s why so many scumbags get away with it. “Team work makes the dream work”.

Badger
Badger
Reply to  ron
11 months ago

Perhaps if we had a motorcross track we wouldn’t get so much of this behaviour!

Theresa
Theresa
Reply to  ron
11 months ago

Yeah then get done for taking matters in to your own hands! So your damned if you do and Damned if you don’t!

Gurt
Gurt
Reply to  ron
11 months ago

And get into more trouble than the people riding the bikes. You idiot.

Marcus
Marcus
Reply to  Gurt
11 months ago

Exactly. No balls. I’m afraid of getting into trouble oooohh. So instead I’ll let the scum get away with it and moan and cry about it. Thanks for proving my point. Dealing with it amongst ourselves didn’t always mean causing and getting into trouble you know. You can video issues and email it to the police, build up an evidence log of disturbance. Snowflakes these days. Moan about the gov, taxes, other people, nabours but yet can’t be asked to talk or at least try to help themselves.

John
John
11 months ago

Fantastic 🙂

Pete
Pete
11 months ago

At last a piece of good news to read and to cheer us all up. Well done Solent Autopoint.

Nigel Tuck
Nigel Tuck
11 months ago

They are nice people at Solent Autopoint and well done to them for helping out with this.

James
James
11 months ago

Can I have one

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