A grieving mum is ‘heartbroken’ following the theft of a motorbike which belonged to her son, who passed away two years ago.

Tammy Maddocks, of Moorland Road, Ellesmere Port, discovered her son Connor’s bike had been stolen when she let the family dog out on the morning of Thursday, January 9.

The thieves ripped apart the shed which housed the bike before making off with it.

Connor was 15 when he died after his bike collided with a lorry on Princes Road in August, 2011.

Connor Maddocks, 15, died after his bicycle collided with a lorry on Princes Road, Ellesmere Port in August 2011
Connor Maddocks, 15, died after his bicycle collided with a lorry on Princes Road, Ellesmere Port in August 2011
 

Mrs Maddocks said Connor’s death ‘ripped the heart out of me and my family’.

Connor received the crosser-style off road 50cc motorbike when he was seven-years-old.

Mrs Maddocks said he looked after it so well, there wasn’t a mark on it.

“It means the world to me and my family as my son has passed away. It's torn me and my family apart.

“We are heartbroken – that motorbike meant everything to my son, it's all we have left. I just want it back,” Mrs Maddocks said.

Businesses as far as Middlesbrough have rushed to offer up a cash reward to secure the return of Connor’s bike to his family.

Chris Bradley, owner of Marton Road Tyre Centre, Middlesbrough, got involved in the appeal after coming across posts on social media.

“I just saw it on Facebook – there must be a lot of people sharing it if it came up on my news feed, me being so far away.

“I thought let’s see what we can do to get it back. One of my mates has offered to put money in too.”

Lindsey Letman, director of Leigh and Co Stationers, on Station Road, Ellesmere Port, said: “We have offered to put £30 up for its safe return.

“There is obvious sentimental value in the bike.”

Mrs Maddocks said: “Everyone has been so lovely trying to help get Connor’s motorbike back for us, we can't thank them enough.”

The bike is blue, white, yellow and grey with ‘young rider’ written on its side and blue stickers with Chinese writing stuck on to the grey part of the bike. It has black handlebars and a black seat.

The rear mudguard has burn marks on it from when Connor used to give his friends ‘seaties’.

If you have any information, call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 451 of January 9, 2014.