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Police investigate kayak theft in Carnforth

John Freeman
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after thieves stole a kayak from a secluded canal bank in Carnforth.

The distinctive, 9ft by 2ft, kayak was left tied to the bank by the owner in Towpath Walk, Carnforth, between 2pm and 2.30pm on Sunday, July 8. When the owner returned 15 minutes later, the kayak had been stolen and its paddle left neatly stacked on a remaining boat.

PC Ben Hanley, from Carnforth Police, said: “The missing kayak is 9ft long and would have been extremely difficult to remove discreetly from the area without somebody noticing. One possible line of enquiry is that the kayak was removed by another boat on the canal and we continuing to look into this possibility.

“Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area or who has any information to help with this enquiry is asked to contact officers as soon as possible.”

The kayak is described as a blue Dagger ‘Fiesta’ 9.2 with the word ‘Freedom’ written in permanent marker on the front left hand side.