Canal Watch Newsletter

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Recent Incidents and Crime
Date and Time
Crime Reference

14/01/2021 00:31
Unknown suspect has attempted to gain entry to boat moored at location.

12/01/2021 21:30
Unknown suspect/s have gained entry to IP's boat by kicking through a board he had replaced a window with after a previous burglary. They have searched the kitchen looking through various cupboard items

14/01/2021 22:00
Unknown suspect has stolen IPs dutch black road bicycle from off the top of her boat.
 The bicycle had a basket on the front which contained the bike lock. 

27/01/2021 03:15
Unknown suspect has got onto rp's boat and cut through the security locks and stolen the rp's generator & solar powered security light

Hilperton Marina
28/01/2021 12:00
Unknown suspect has placed a large fishing net across the entrance to the Marina. This fishing net was described as "crude" and had a float line attached to it. A dead fish was found to be caught within the net.

08/02/2021 00:00
Unknown suspect(S) have gained entry to the IP’s canal boat causing damage to the lock, the IP believed them to be gaining entry to take items of food and drink. Nothing has been taken.

20/02/2021 18:00
Unknown suspect(s) have gained entry to RP's narrow boat and have stolen a microwave.

05/03/2021 00:25
Unknown suspect has been caught shining a torch on the IP's canal boats generator. It is believed he was attempting to steal the generator and was disturbed in the act.

22/01/2021 16:08
Unknown suspect has tried to gain entry to a narrow boat on the canal, no access has been gained but the suspect has damaged the lock where the RP needs to get a lock smith to gain access

Crime Prevention Advice

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Call the Environment Agency 0800 807060 incident hotline to report:
damage or danger to the natural environment
pollution to water or land
poaching or illegal fishing
dead fish or fish gasping for air
main rivers blocked by a vehicle or fallen tree causing risk of flooding
flooding from any river, stream, canal, natural spring or the sea
incidents at Environment Agency-regulated waste sites
illegal removals from watercourses
unusual changes in river flow
collapsed or badly damaged river or canal banks
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Tracy Ince (Police, Watch Coordinator, HQ)

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