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Boat drifts down river after outboard engine stolen

PUBLISHED: 07:59 07 April 2020 | UPDATED: 11:02 07 April 2020

A boat drifted down the River Yare having been cut loose from its moorings after an outboard motor was stolen. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A boat drifted down the River Yare having been cut loose from its moorings after an outboard motor was stolen. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

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A boat was cut loose and drifted down a river after an outboard engine was stolen.

A boat drifted down the River Yare having been cut loose from its moorings after an outboard motor was stolen. Picture: Norfolk ConstabularyA boat drifted down the River Yare having been cut loose from its moorings after an outboard motor was stolen. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Police are investigating after a boat drifted down the River Yare in the Norfolk Broads either late on Sunday, April 5, or early on Monday, April 6.

A 25hp Honda outboard motor was stolen in the incident, while the boat was cut loose from its moorings and drifted down the waterway.

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The boat was recovered down river close to the Reedham Ferry Inn.

It comes after a national joint law enforcement operation tacking maritime threats to the UK was launched.

Project Kraken asks people to report anything suspicion noticed about where, when or how a vessel and crew are operating.

Norfolk Police are asking people with information about the incident to contact them via 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers quoting Project Kraken and incident number 36/23254/20.


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