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21-Oct-2010
McFarlane bike recovered

McFarlane bike recovered

BY DANI VOLKE
21 Oct, 2010 12:00 AM

BAYSIDE BULLETIN

THE motorbike of motocross legend Andrew McFarlane, who died in a practice session crash earlier this year, has been recovered by police more than eight weeks after it was stolen from a display stand in Capalaba.
The orange KTM 450, custom built for the champion Thornlands rider, was stolen from MX World on August 20 during an overnight break-in. The bike was among $12,000 worth of gear stolen.


Investigations are still continuing, but the prized motorbike was located in a shed on a property in Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast.
Constable Brice Neilson from the Cleveland Police Station, leading the ongoing investigation with the Wynnum Criminal Investigation Branch, said information from a source led to the recovery of the bike.
"A search warrant was executed on the house near Noosaville and considering the type of property and how easily it can be moved I would say the bike was recovered in good time," Constable Neilson said.
Andrew McFarlane's brother and owner of MX World, Cameron McFarlane, said: "When we found out the bike was in one piece, we were stoked. The police did an awesome job in locating the bike.
"The bike is in similar condition to what it was in before it was stolen, but they have tried to disguise it by removing Andrew's name and some of the stickers and markings that might have made it a bit harder to offload."

 
 
WELCOME BACK: Constable Brice Neilson, and owner of MX World Capalaba Cameron McFarlane with the recovered stolen motorbike of the late Andrew McFarlane. Photo: Chris McCormack
 
Constable Brice Neilson, and owner of MX World Capalaba Cameron McFarlane with the recovered stolen motorbike of the late Andrew McFarlane.
Photo: Chris McCormack