THE managing director of an activity centre has released a CCTV image of man alleged to have stolen a kayak.

Glenn Rees posted the image on social media after a kayak belonging to Gripadventure disappeared on Monday.

It shows the man carrying the kayak - worth around £500 - from Gripadventure's Adventure Cave on Bridgewater Canal in Sale.

According to Glenn, the man used several tools to free the kayak, under the gaze of an accomplice on the other side of the canal.

The alleged accomplice also had a cream-coloured labrador.

In the post on social media, Glenn said: "Stealing from an organisation that's set up to support other 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 blurred as a police investigation is ongoing.

Speaking to The Messenger, Glenn added: "Sadly, this selfish act of stealing our kayak that enables all kind of individuals to access the outdoors not only affects us financially but has a wider negative effect on young people and adults with additional needs who access our service.

"Any information from the public would be truly appreciated."

Set up almost 10 years ago, Gripadventure's aim is to help young people and adults with additional needs to develop personal skills and self-confidence using a range of activities.

As well as kayaking and other watersports on Bridgewater Canal, it also provides activities like bouldering, climbing and camping.

Back in June, children and volunteers at the activity centre joined a Trafford Council manager for part of a litter picking marathon.