The shocking truth about the criminals' outboard engine addiction

September’s crime statistics make for sorry reading, as boat owners continue to get robbed of their engines and more.

The map below shows the outboard engine thefts in the Solent region alone.

On top of these seven incidents there were thefts from Levington Marina near Ipswich, Coltishall, Norfolk and Ratcliffe Wharf, Forton near Blackpool.

Also in September, a Westerley Tempest was stolen from Cowes, a Searay 5.3m speedboat from the Blackwater in Essex and a 2.4m tender from Walsham, Norfolk.

For more information on these incidents or any others go to and leave information anonymously. There are pictures and identity numbers on the site as well to help identify recovered items.

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