Heartless thieves steal bicycle built in memory of Borders florist | New
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Heartless thieves stole a bicycle built in memory of a Borders florist.
Emma McDonald – who owned Stems in Innerleithen – was only 29 when she died in August last year.
The mother of two was hiking with friends when she suffered cardiac arrest.
Her husband Chris took to social media to condemn the theft.
The bike was said to be one of many stolen from Scott’s Cycle Services in Selkirk on Thursday night.
The bicycle repair center – based at Unit 7, Weavers Court, Forest Mill – is due to reopen later today (Monday) after a safety review.
Chris said: “No one can tell the rage I have right now !!!!! My Trek bike which was built in memory of my wife was stolen from Scott’s bikes in Selkirk !!!!! With my Mondraker mates. These are custom bikes !!!! Please, please share this post we have to catch these scummy ****!!!! ”
The store is run by mechanic Matthew Scott, who has worked with some of the world’s fastest racers.
It wasn’t until last month that he announced he was leaving full-time after the initial success of the business, which is described as a “biker-for-biker bike repair center.”
Breaking the news on the store’s Facebook page, he said: “Some unwanted people decided they wanted to break into the store last night. I’m currently in France and awaiting an update from the police. who is still on the scene at the moment.
“We will update the situation on what happened as soon as we know it and will be in contact with those who need to be contacted.
“It’s very unfortunate for a new business, so any leads / information on that would be great.
“The store will remain closed today while police investigate.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.
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