Monday, April 23, 2012

Warning after Nayland boat theft


BOAT owners in Nayland have warned others after a dinghy was stolen from their garden.

John and Jill Parsonson, of Bear Street, had their white eight foot clinker taken over the Easter bank holiday.
Mrs Parsonson, 70, said: “Quite a few of us with houses along the river have little boats and we wanted to warn others they may be targeted.
“You would like to think the bottom of your garden is safe, but perhaps not.
“We are wondering if anyone had seen one for sale somewhere and could report it to the police.
“The worst thing is the boat is not truly ours, it is on permanent loan from some friends.
“We just can’t believe someone has taken it from our house.”
It is thought the boat, worth between £400-500 was stolen last Monday (April 9) evening.
It is not known whether the boat was transported away by road or river.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Green at Suffolk Police on 01473 782635.
(Reproduced from The Daily Gazette (Essex) 23rd April)
Gardien Comment: No-one can assume that an item is too large or heavy to be stolen and anything of value should have some protection from possible theft. See the advice at

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