Warning to boat owners after motor thefts on Hayling Island

POLICE have urged boat owners to take care of their vessels after a string of thefts.

Monday, 18th June 2018, 9:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 4:56 pm

It comes after officers were alerted to two reports of stolen outboard motors in the Hayling Island area, overnight on Sunday.

In a message shared to the online police service Hampshire Alerts, Havant district PCSO Ben Howard said there are steps all owners can take to keep their kit safe.

He said: ‘If you are a boat owner, please ensure that you take pictures of your outboard motor or any other valuable items relating to the boat.

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‘Ensure that you get any distinguishing features in the photograph as well as any serial numbers.’

Additionally, residents can register any valuable items through the online police service immobilise.com