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Superkarts worth £20,000 stolen from Cambridgeshire home

Steve and his son Luke with the missing 'superkarts' Credit: Family photo

A motor racing enthusiast from Cambridgeshire says he's shocked after two of his 'superkarts' were stolen from his house near Cambridge.

Steve Burton returned home last Sunday (December 9) to find his garage had been broken into and the karts, worth £20,000 had disappeared.

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We were away, and came back home Sunday morning to find the garage door had been forced open and the two karts and some other parts - wheels and tyres - had been stolen.

It was a complete shock that anyone would consider even stealing these things.

We hope that the people that stole these realise that they have no value outside racing and the best thing to do is to just hand them back.

– Steven Burton
Thieves broke into the shed to get the karts. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Steven and his son Luke both regularly compete in the Superkart National Championships.

They've raced at circuits across the country, including Snetterton in Norfolk and Silverstone in Northamptonshire.

But until the karts are found, they won't be able to compete.

Steven says he's grateful for all the support from the racing community, who are helping the family to try and find the karts.

The karts can reach up to 135mph Credit: Family photo

Steven is offering a £1,000 reward for their safe return.

He says: "It has taken away a sport and a family passion that we have enjoyed for many years.

"This is terrible at Christmas for this to happen, so it would be amazing if they were found and returned to us."

Cambridgeshire police are investigating the incident.

A spokeswoman for the force told us:

"Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 222 of 9 December."