A barge anchor weighing a massive 400kg has been stolen from a yacht club compound in north Wales

A barge anchor

weighing 400kg has been stolen from a yacht club’s compound in Barmouth, north


Local police believe

the thieves would have required heavy lifting gear in order to make off with

the large anchor.

Authorities suspect

that the object was stolen sometime since the beginning of March.

Investigating officer

PCSO Paul Duggan told the BBC: “Clearly the anchor is very heavy and would have

required heavy lifting gear, a vehicle and a fair amount of time to take from

the compound.

“Any vehicles used

will have been parked in the adjacent harbour public car park and alongside the

10ft high boundary fence and so I’m hopeful someone will have witnessed the


This isn’t the first

time an incident of this kind has occurred, with a 4.5 tonne anchor being

stolen from a sunken cargo ship off the Gower coast in 2012.

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