Stolen narrowboat is found 13 miles away

The stolen narrowboat
The stolen narrowboat

A stolen classic narrowboat, originally made in Market Harborough, has been found stripped of its parts on a canal in Coventry.

The narrowboat Cally Hanna, built by town company Harborough Marine in 1971, was stolen from a canal in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in north Leicestershire, on July 27.

The boat’s owner Carl Kirkland put out on “all-canals” alert to try to track down the distinctive boat.

It was found eight days’ later, without its engine and most of its fixtures and fittings. “It’s basically a wreck now,” the Kirkland family told the Mail on Tuesday. West Midlands police are investigating.