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Bungler shows his face to camera

Published 07/07/2011 | 15:50

Police want to find a man who shinned up a pole to disable a camera at a Blyth boatyard
Police want to find a man who shinned up a pole to disable a camera at a Blyth boatyard

Police have issued a CCTV image of a bungling suspect as he shinned up a pole before disabling the camera.

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Instead of covering his tracks, he gave officers a clear shot of his face when he reached up to nobble the camera in a boatyard in Blyth, Northumberland.

Two men broke into the Factory Point premises between 4.20am and 4.30am on June 19 and stole a dinghy which was later dumped across the River Blyth on the Cambois side.

The dinghy has been returned to the yard but police want to find the man in relation to the damaged camera.

Inspector Trevor Oakley said: "These two men have broken into the boatyard with the intention of stealing a boat in order to avoid the long walk round to North Blyth.

"Although the dinghy they stole was recovered, they have still committed an offence by breaking into the yard and by taking the boat. I'd appeal for anyone who recognises the man in the image to come forward and contact police with information."

Anyone who recognises the man in the picture is asked to contact police on 03456 043 043 ext 69191.

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