AN inflatable dinghy has been stolen from the back garden of a home in Whitecrook.

Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses in relation to the theft, which took place at a property in Longden Street.

The item was taken during a 10 minute time window between 6.50pm and 7pm on Saturday, January 30.

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The dinghy was recovered by police in a nearby garden the following night.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact police by calling 101 quoting incident number 4529 of January 30.

Information can also be provided via the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.