Criminals damage boats and throw life-saving equipment into river

Bideford Quay. Picture: Mark Barry

Bideford Quay. Picture: Mark Barry - Credit: Archant

Two boats moored in North Devon were damaged by criminals in the early hours of the morning.

The boats were moored in Bideford Quay, but had their mooring lines cut in the early hours of Thursday morning.

A Bideford Police spokesman said: “This has caused further damage to one of the boats.

“Items which were stored on the quayside were also thrown into the river, some of which were lifebuoys, there to save peoples lives.

“We consider this criminal damage and antisocial behaviour unacceptable.”


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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log number 172 of June 21.

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