Speed boat going nowhere fast after being dumped in Resolven forest
A SPEED boat has been found abandoned and dumped in a forest.
The unusual discovery was made in Glyncastle Forest, Resolven, near Neath, following a tip-off from a member of the public.
Officers from Natural Resources Wales are now appealing for information to try to track down the "irresponsible" culprits.
A spokesman for the organisation said: “This type of irresponsible behaviour spoils the enjoyment of our woodlands for residents and visitors alike.
“We are carrying out an investigation to find out who is responsible as the cost of removing the boat will ultimately be picked up by the taxpayer unless we catch those responsible.”
The boat had no markings or any evidence to indicate where it had come from or how it ended up in the forest.
“We are appealing for information from the public and would urge them to contact our Incident Hotline,” the spokesman added.
“All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”
Natural Resources Wales brings together the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, as well as some functions of Welsh Government.
Its purpose is to make sure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced and used, now and in the future.
*Can you help? Call Natural Resources Wales, free, on 0800 80 70 60 with any information or to report an incident.