Newlyweds burgled while on holiday in Bali

Motorcross bikes stolen from the home of Bill Brooks in Doddington

Motorcross bikes stolen from the home of Bill Brooks in Doddington

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A HONEYMOON turned into a nightmare when newlyweds returned to find their marital home had been burgled.

Bill and Liz Brooks who returned from their honeymoon to find two motocross bikes had been stolen

Bill Brooks and Liz MacGregor tied the knot at a beautiful service at St Peter’s Church in March and followed it up with the perfect holiday in Bali.

But as they enjoyed their first days of married bliss in the sun, thieves targeted their garage and kitchen at their Doddington home while house sitters slept upstairs.

The raiders stole two motocross bikes and a wallet, worth a total of £8,000.

Mr Brooks, 37, of The Larches, said the incident had brought the couple crashing back down to earth. He has offered a reward for the return of the bikes.

Bill and Liz Brooks who returned from their honeymoon to find two motocross bikes had been stolen

He said: “We had 16 days in a five-star hotel and the best place I’ve been in my life. It was absolutely gorgeous. This has ruined it.”

The couple were married on June 26 and flew out to Bali on June 28. Relatives stayed at the house while the couple were gone but even they were oblivious when thieves pulled up outside the house in a white Ford Transit van at 1.30am on Friday, July 9.

They got in through the garage window and stole a 2008 KTM 254 and a new Suzuki RMZ 470. The thieves also took a wallet after getting into the kitchen.

Mr Brooks even sold a road bike to buy another motocross bike to ride around Doddington’s Washbrook Farm circuit.

Bill Brooks - Liz MacGregor, St Peter's Church March

The couple have struggled to sleep after the incident because they are so worried about how burglars managed to get in undetected.

Mr Brooks has offered a £1,000 reward for information that leads to the return of the bikes and the arrest of the culprits.

He said: “I just hope that with the reward, it’s going to get someone to come forward.”

• Anyone with information should contact police on 0345 456 4564.

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