Police have reunited a stolen boat with its owner just hours after it appealed for the public's help to find it.

A 20 foot long boat was reported missing from a garden in Bushey Heath on July 18.

On Thursday afternoon, Hertfordshire Constabulary issued an appeal to find the boat.

The appeal worked almost immediately with Hertsmere Police issuing the following update.

"Earlier we put out an appeal to find this boat, thanks to residents in Edgware, the boat has since been reunited with its owner."