Thieves target boats in Morston and Hoveton

11:44 22 April 2014

Police warning boat owners to be vigilant.

Police warning boat owners to be vigilant.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

Police are urging boat owners to be vigilant after thieves targeted vessels in Morston and Hoveton.


Overnight on Thursday April 17 thieves targeted two boats moored at Morston Quay, stealing Yamaha and Honda engines.

Also overnight on Thursday, thieves targeted a storage yard in nearby Glandford where eight outboard engines, a four-metre Avon rib style boat and trailer were stolen.

Officers are investigating possible links between the incidents and would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed people or vehicles in suspicious circumstances in either areas.

Norfolk Police has outboard engine security covers available for purchase.

For more information or to order a cover please call the Broads Beat team on 101.

Anyone with information should contact PC Steve Jenkins at Holt Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police are also appealing for witnesses following a theft in Hoveton.

At about 1.15pm on Thursday April 17, a boat battery was stolen from outside a property in Stalham Road, Hoveton.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnesses this theft or anyone with further information.

Contact PC Nathan Lawn at Stalham Police Station on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


1 comment

  • So the police urge boat owners to be 'vigilant' (at ungodly hours in the morning!), and then say that security covers can be purchased from them! Excellent marketing ploy.

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