“In the words of Billy T James, the thieves must have ‘taken offense’,” Senior Constable Graham Gough says. “But seriously, it is a popular item for thieves and we want to advise people to mount the gates so the hinges are one up, one down and to burr the end of the hinges so the gates can’t just be lifted off.”
Anyone who has any information please contact local police.
Police were called in to assist with a breath test after Maritime NZ were contacted by a pilot on the ship who suspected the captain to be under the influence while attempting to berth the vessel the ‘Shansi’.
The 53-year-old English captain had ’an exceptionally high reading’ and was subsequently arrested. He appeared in court the following day and was remanded on bail.
- REPORTING/Julia Wade