Big alert for stolen classic canal boat built in Harborough

The stolen narrowboat
The stolen narrowboat

An all-canals alert has gone out for a stolen classic narrowboat, originally made in Market Harborough.

The narrowboat, built by town company Harborough Marine in 1971 was stolen from the Ashby canal in north Leicestershire on July 27.

A nationwide search is going on for the 46-foot long boat called ‘Cally Hanna’.

The 44-year-old boat has a very distinctive hull shape, in particular a high bow (at the front of the boat) which is typical of a Harborough Marine boat.

The boat’s owner Carl Kirkland said: “As yet local efforts have been unable to trace her, so I’ve tried to do a small poster for people to put up anywhere they think sensible to try to maximise any chance I might have of getting my boat back.”

Hannah Hemington of Foxton Boat Services said: “We’ve had a round-robin email from the owner of the boat.

“The boat was built by Harborough Marine, based at Union Wharf, and is very distinctive in shape.”

Anyone with information should contact Leicestershire Police on 101 (quoting crime number 15000069023) or call 07794 989632.