Dinghy and hay bales among unusual items stolen in West Sussex

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POLICE are investigating a spate of unusual thefts.

A dinghy, lifejackets and bales of hay are among the items taken on the Manhood East neighbourhood, West Sussex.

Between 4pm on Sunday,

September 2, and 6am on Monday, September 3, a 7ft, white, fibreglass dinghy was stolen from a mooring point on the beach near East Beach Road, Selsey. Two orange life jackets were also stolen.

And between Thursday, August 30, and Thursday, August 6, small bales of hay were stolen from a barn in Golf Links Lane, Selsey.

Around 150 to 200 bales were stolen. Other incidents on the latest neighbourhood policing reports include:

· In Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne, between midday on Wednesday, September 5,

and Thursday an attempt was made to break into a mower shed. No items were stolen.

· In Tuppenny Lane, Emsworth, there were reports of off-road motorbikes in fields at about 7pm on Wednesday.

· In Stoughton, between 8am and 4.20pm on Thursday, the rear windscreen of a car smashed. Nothing was stolen from

the vehicle.