Nine crimes recorded at Hickling Broad in just two days

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Broadsbeat officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after more than nine crimes were recorded at Hickling broad in just two days.

The crimes happened overnight between Friday September 9 and Saturday September 10 where several boat houses were broken into. Five Outboard Engines were stolen from the site and damage was caused when the suspects entered the properties.

Beat Manager for the Broads, PC Paul Bassham, said: 'This is likely to have been a planned crime spree with Outboard Engines the intended target. We have started to see an increase in Marine related crime over the last month and would like to remind people to stay resilient. I would urge any members of the public who have information about this crime or witnessed any suspicious behaviour on the Broads to contact me.

'I would also like to reassure members of the boating community that we patrol the Broads regularly by both land and water and offer free crime prevention advice. As part of a number of tactics to tackle crime around the Broads we also offer Outboard Engine covers.

'These can be purchased from a number of Marine outlets around The Broads Network including where we are based at Hoveton Police station or by sending an email request to us.'

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• Anyone who may have witnessed the crimes, has information or wishes to join our Boatshield email alert, should contact PC Paul Bassham from the Broadsbeat team on 101 or on

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