Search

Two fishing boat engines taken

PUBLISHED: 09:59 02 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:10 03 July 2010

The theft of two outboard engines from a fishing boat in north Norfolk at the weekend comes just weeks after a crime prevention initiative was launched further along the coast after a spate of marine motor raids.

The theft of two outboard engines from a fishing boat in north Norfolk at the weekend comes just weeks after a crime prevention initiative was launched further along the coast after a spate of marine motor raids.

Two Honda engines were taken from the catamaran of Sea Palling fisherman Dean Ellis, when it was parked in a field off Clink Road.

His partner Kirsty Ritchie said the theft meant Mr Ellis could not go to sea until £6,000 replacements had been found. The theft happened over Friday night, just three days after an attempt to steal the engines.

Last month, Norfolk police responded to a spate of 14 outboard thefts in the past year by launching a scheme at Wells. Boat owners can buy £10 breathable covers to replace their motor cowlings overnight - leaving potential thieves with a less saleable incomplete engine.

Anyone with information about the latest theft should contact police on 0845 456 4567.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Great Yarmouth Mercury. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Great Yarmouth Mercury