Broads Beat team issue warning to boaters after spate of thefts

The police Broads Beat boat on patrol in The Broads. Picture: Denise Bradley

The police Broads Beat boat on patrol in The Broads. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2013

A warning has been issued to boat owners after a spate of thefts of outboard motors.

Norfolk Constabulary's Broads Beat team has issued the reminder after five crimes in the last two weeks.

Most recently, an outboard motor was stolen overnight on Thursday, June 2 in Martham, near Great Yarmouth.

PC Paul Bassham, Broads Beat team manager, said: 'There are many marine crime prevention initiatives in place to help prevent you becoming a victim. These include Boatshield, Selecta DNA and Data Tag.

'Remember, stay vigilant and take the necessary steps to protect your property. The BroadsBeat team are always happy to give advice and guidance should you need it.'

• Anyone with information about marine crime should contact PC Paul Bassham from Hoveton Police Station on 101.

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