Just a quick one from the police, a spate of thefts of property from boats has been taking place in the area, the thief has been seen on a white (probably honda) motorbike registration: LP60WPW.
Please be aware.
Thank you for your e-mail regarding the theft from boats in and around your club.
I have looked at our crime management system and over the last 10 days have found 5 reported crimes from your club members, and three others in Portsmouth Harbour, not necessarily connected. Out of these only two were overnight and the rest have been in the evening or over a period of time.
Our unit covers the whole of the Hampshire coastline, around the IOW and out to 12 miles, so concentrating on one particular area is a difficult task, with the resource’s we have. However we will endeavor to have a presence in the area, but the times will vary, our core times are between 0700 – 2100hrs.
I fully encourage your members to contact us if they have any issues, as if the crimes are not reported then we can do little about them.
I would imagine that the Police launches you have seen recently have been MOD boats, which do operate 24hrs ,though we have no control over their patrol strategy. We do liaise with them and I will inform them of the recent thefts.
I hope this helps and if we can be of further assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us.
PC 1989 Tim Ockenden
Hampshire Police Marine Unit