Appeal after boat stolen from garden in Downend

Police are today appealing for information after a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) was stolen from a garden in Downend.

The boat was taken from a hardstanding area at a property in Westerleigh Road, between 9.30pm on Wednesday 29th June, and 11am the following day.

A car was broken into and moved by the offender(s) to gain access to the boat, which is light grey with a faded red (more orange in colour) band around it. It’s a Kuter Valiant V-400, with a 40hp two-stroke Mariner engine (serial number 6E9S017043). It was on a purpose-made original silver/grey trailer with an electronic lighting/registration board – registration WF60 XVA.

Police say they have already carried out a trawl of CCTV in the area as part of their inquiries.

“If you’ve seen this boat, or have any information about this burglary, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222155329.”