A BOAT was found abandoned by the side of a country lane near Malmesbury today.

The blue and white boat 10ft long boat, which has a small cabin and is mounted on a trailer, was spotted at 7am today by a local farmer on Foxley Road between Foxley and the Fosse Way.

Malmesbury Police said there have been no reports of a stolen or missing boat but are keen to reunited it with its owner.

The farmer is storing the boat in a safe place. Anyone who can help reunite it with its owner is asked to call Wiltshire Police on 101.