Project Kraken well underway

Sussex Police have announced that seven small boat thefts have been reported to them as part of Project Kraken.

Project Kraken aims to get more people to report suspicious incidents in ports, so small details can be used to prevent major crimes, such as terrorism and drug trafficking, as well as thefts.

And from April 20 to May 24 there were seven reported thefts of small boats, trailers, outboards and inflatable dinghies in the Chichester area, with another dinghy taken from a boatyard in Birdham.

Boats are also being targeted in the Littlehampton area where engines have been stolen and boats stripped of their equipment before being set adrift or abandoned.

If you’ve seen anything suspicious call Sussex Police‘s non-emergency number 0845 60 70 999.