Image shows the alleged theft of Sale’s Gripadventure’s kayak
THE general manager of an activity center published a video surveillance image of a man suspected of having stolen a kayak.
Glenn Rees posted the image to social media after a kayak owned by Gripadventure went missing on Monday.
It shows the man carrying the kayak – worth around £ 500 – from Gripadventure’s Adventure Cave on the Bridgewater Canal in Sale.
According to Glenn, the man used several tools to free the kayak, as an accomplice watched on the other side of the canal.
The alleged accomplice also had a cream-colored Labrador.
In the social media post, Glenn said: “Stealing from an organization created to support others is just wrong and £ 500 has a huge impact on our work.”
He offered a reward for the identity of the man in the image, which The Messenger has scrambled as a police investigation is underway.
Speaking to The Messenger, Glenn added: “Sadly, this selfish act of stealing our kayak that allows all kinds of people to access the outdoors not only affects us financially, but has a wider negative effect on us. young people and adults with additional needs who access our service.
“Any information from the public would be really appreciated.”
Created almost 10 years ago, Gripadventure aims to help young people and adults with additional needs to develop their personal skills and self-confidence through a range of activities.
In addition to kayaking and other water sports on the Bridgewater Canal, it also offers activities such as bouldering, rock climbing, and camping.
In June, children and volunteers from the activity center joined a Trafford Council official for part of a garbage collection marathon.