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News - 25 October 2012

Marine crime on the rise

Police in Devon and Corwall have reported a doubling in the level of boating-related theft in the last year. The increase comes as a result of the involvement of organised gangs, they believe.

Because of the nature of the crime – where owners often do not know for weeks or, in some cases, months – investigating is often very difficult. According to Inspector Mark Richards "Recently we had a report of a boat stolen from Truro, but the theft could have occurred any time between January and October."

Usually it is boats, outboard motors or fuel, boat trailers and canoes and kayaks which are stolen. Richards points out that the number of cases is relatively low – a rise from 20 incidents between April and October last year to 50 offences this year, but  "it is a 100 per cent increase.

"Unfortunately there is a market for these items and we have heard of people selling two or three engines at local car boot sales. Owners are the best people to spot the items and many do their own research at car boots or on e-bay."

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