Hunt for vandals after boats float away at Coltishall

15:22 12 January 2014

River Bure at Coltishall

River Bure at Coltishall


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.”


  • The handbrake on my car doesn't work anyway, I have to park it up against something-so nerrrr.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • When caught, charge them under Maritime Law and not the puny civil laws! That'll make them think!

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    David Revill

    Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Just mischievous japery by merry revellers, they don't mean anything by thir thoughtless actions, and are probably mortified this morning. Taser 'em anyway though, just to be on the safe side.

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    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • Re: backwoodsman, if it was your boat that was put at risk of being damaged by wind and drifting away from its' mooring then I doubt whether you wold be so generous in your opinion to call them mischievous. Would you classify them so if they released the handbrake on your car?

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    Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • I would say more Cretins than Vandals

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    Sunday, January 12, 2014

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