Marine crime spikes in the South Hams

With the weather improving and the sun warming everything up, there is no better place to be than in a boat, but as vessels are being put back in the water, criminals are seeing an opportunity. 

Devon and Cornwall Police car

Kingsbridge Police have issued advice for keeping your boats and marine equipment safe after a rise in thefts on the Salcombe and Kingsbridge Estuary. 
Police posted on social media to say that "numerous incidents" had taken place in and around the Ria and that people should ensure they have a "very high" standard of security. 
The said: "Don't leave anything on board which is of any value, and property mark everything."
Don't leave anything on board which is of any value, and property mark everything
If you would like an engine cover to prevent the theft of your engine, then you can find out more information by emailing the Kingsbridge Neighbourhood Team on:
If you see anything suspicious in or around the water then you can contact the police on 101, or if you think it is an emergency and a crime may be in progress then call 999.


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