Police issue plea after boat is stolen and abandoned near Fareham Creek

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POLICE have urged residents to help them tackle marine crime after a boat was stolen and abandoned in Portchester.

A tender and engine were taken near Fareham Creek and used to reach mid-stream pontoons.

The boat was abandoned on the foreshore in the early hours of Monday.

A group of youths who police believe have information relating to the incident were captured on nearby CCTV at about the same time as the incident, riding bicycles.

If anyone has any information on the theft, should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.