Appeal for Information Following Boat Fire, South Gare

Officers are investigating a suspicious boat fire which happened sometime between 4pm on Thursday 19th June and Sunday 2nd July.

The 40 foot vessel was beached at The Breakwater, South Gare near Redcar and someone has boarded it, stolen valuable fishing equipment such as Ambassador rods and a hydraulic gear winch, then set the boat alight.

Witnesses, anyone with information or anyone who may have been offered the fishing gear for sale or seen it on any internet auction site, is asked to contact PC Sharon Atkin at Cleveland Police via the 101 number.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers via its website at www.crimestoppers-org.uk or by phoning 0800 555 111.