Appeal for boat robbery witnesses

Police are calling for witnesses after five boats were stolen in Widness

A 46-year old man was knocked unconscious during the robbery of five boats from a storage yard in Cheshire on Sunday.

Police are trying to trace at least two men who assaulted the victim, who was working on the site at the time.

The man received a small cut above his left eye and bruising to the left of his face. He was taken to hospital, but discharged the same day.

The boats were waiting at the Mersey View Road storage facility in Widness to be destroyed having been written off following an asbestos fire.

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DS Gary Smith said, “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or was in the area a the time and may have seen the boats being moved from the site to contact us immediately – it would have taken some time to remove five boats from the site.”

The boats, two Bayliner 175’s, a SeaHogg Alaska, a Maxum 1800SR and a Ribeye RIB were stolen from the site on Sunday 26 February at around 4pm.

The first offender is describe as white, around 6′ tall, of stocky build and shaven hair. He is believed to be around 50-years-old.
The second offender is white, shorter than the first, around 35-40-years-old, skinny build with dark hair and in a dark jacket.

Anyone with information is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 942 of 26th February or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


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