Thieves target boats moored on Norfolk Broads at Oby Dyke in overnight raid

BOAT owners are being urged to step up their security measures after a number of thefts from vessels moored within the Norfolk Broads over the weekend.

The thefts happened overnight between 6pm on Friday and 9.15am on Saturday at Oby Dyke.

Thieves stole four engines - including three outboard motors - a buoyancy aid, paddle and mud weights in the overnight raid. One of the boats, which was unattended, also had its mooring ropes cut setting it adrift.

Since the thefts police have carried out enquiries in the area and left crime reduction advice for boat owners, but are advising anyone with a vessel moored in the area to be alert and take further steps to secure them.

Officers are also appealing for information to the thefts. Call PC Paul Bassham from the Broads beat team on 101.

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