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Mostyn Dock...Police Make Burglary Appeal As Man Pictured Climbing The Duke of Lancaster Anchor Chain

 One slip and it could have been this fool's end! I hope he gets caught.

The police want help from the public identifying thw two men
The police want help from the public in identifying the two men
Two men are being sought in connection with a burglary at the dry-docked Duke 
of Lancaster ship on the Flintshire coast. Pictures released by police showed a 
man shinning up an anchor chain on the vessel.

North Wales Police (NWP) said several items were reported stolen from the ship at Llanerch-y-Môr Dock, Mostyn. The burglary is said to have occurred between Saturday (September 3) and Sunday (September 4).

The ship, a former railway steamer passenger ship, has not been used since the 1980s. It had a short life as a “fun ship” tourist attraction before being painted black and it has since become a local curiosity for coastal drivers in Flintshire.

The site is currently being rejuvenated by its owners with events such as markets, car boots, and food festivals being held at the dock. In the wake of the break-in, ship owner John Rowley said: “The police or the government have to do something about all this, as at the moment anarchy rules.”

A man climbs up to the ship's deck via its anchor chain
A man climbs up the ship's anchor chain 

The NWP North Flintshire policing team launched an inquiry and it now wants help from the public in identifying two men captured on the dock’s security cameras. “If you recognize the people in these images, please contact us,” said a spokesperson.

To report information, contact the police on 101 quoting Crime Reference 22000659528 Alternatively, get in touch via the force’s online Live Chat facility.