Two arrested after five boats seized – Wisbech

One of five boats seized by police in Wisbech

One of five boats seized by police in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Five boats and trailers have been seized by police after two men from Wisbech were arrested in connection with a fraud investigation.

Police executed warrants in the town on Wednesday (16). The incident which prompted the enquiry happened on Monday October 24 2016 in Hunstanton. The victim reported to police that he had met with a man who was interested in buying his boat.

The suspect agreed with the victim that he would renovate the boat, sell it and then split the profits. The suspect then left with the boat and trailer and did not return.

After an initial investigation, officers searched two premises in connection with the incident. They arrested two men, one aged in his late teens and one aged in his 40s, and seized the following:

Five 17ft boats + trailers; 12 outboard motors; half a bag of what is believed to be Cannabis and over £5,000 in cash

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Both men have been questioned in relation to the incident and are currently on police bail to return on Thursday January 12 2017.

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