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Marine Watch – Letter from Police

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Dear All,

Please could I make you aware of the most recent incidents reported in Chichester Harbour.

  • Serial 552 31/08/10 Itchenor – Theft of 10ft Dinghy “Pennylane” in black marker on side. Tied to mooring.
  • Serial 1319 31/08/10 Bosham – Theft of 8ft Walker Bay Dinghy T/T Encore. Tied up.
  • Serial 1818 10/08/10: Nutbourne – Outboard motor engine Mercury F25 engine – Stolen from rear garden – engine was bolted to small boat. Two people were seen looking at boat 2 weeks ago.
  • Serial 499 10/08/10: Itchenor – Outboard stolen from dingy which was in the water – Yamaha Malta 2’5 HP blue – CCTV footage showing 2 x youths with the outboard.
  • Serial 1411 25/07/10: East Beach shore – small fishing tender stolen from beach. Boat on shingle secured to wall possible removed with bolt cutters. (BIC 245 IS model)
  • Serial 403 16/07/10 Itchenor Sailing Club – Theft of rear seat stolen from boat – seat was unbolted and lifted off.
  • Serial 419 16/07/10 Delling Lane Birdham – Theft of outboard motor Evenrude E Tec 90 new. Theft from secure yard. Gained by cutting chain lock secured to boat.
  • Serial 1173 12-07-10 Itchenor: Theft of trailer for dinghy parked in carpark at Itchenor Launch area – black iron trailer maked with owners boat number.
  • Serial 1463 23-05-2010   Emsworth Yacht Harbour.   Youths reported damaging boats.  Four taken into custody, however no damage was caused.
  • Serial  769 24-05-2010   Emsworth.      Items taken from boat, toolbox including tools, handle for bilge pump and oil can.
  • Serial 1055 24-05-2010  Birdham.        Dinghy stolen.  Seago 2.65m.  Colour Grey. Wooden backed outboard.  Bold white lettering on side of dinghy.
  • Serial 1475 25/05/2010. Birdham. Stolen boat trailer with swinging cradle. Seven Valley Trailers, with 2 speed winch. Cost £1200.00

If you see any suspicious activity in the harbour please do not hesitate to contact me.


George Blackaby

Selsey Police Station
Chichester District NPT
West Downs Division
Sussex Police
27 Chichester Rd,Selsey,West Sussex
PO20 0NB

Direct dial: 01243 604205