Hunt for vandals after boats float away at Coltishall
15:22 12 January 2014
Police were called after four cabin boats vanished from moorings near the Norfolk Mead hotel at Coltishall on the River Bure.
It was initially feared that the craft, unoccupied at the time, had been stolen from the public moorings some time during Saturday night.
Police were joined by Broads Authority staff in a search down river and one of the boats was quickly found stranded on a mud bank.
The others were also located downstream their mooring ropes apparently having been untied by vandals.
A police spokesman said: “We would like to hear from any witnesses who saw what happened and ask them to call us on 101.”