Officers from Natural Resources Wales are appealing for information following the discovery of a speed boat dumped in a forest near Resolven.
The unusual discovery was made in Glyncastle Forest, following a tip off from a member of the public.
The boat had no markings or any evidence to indicate where it had come from or how it ended up in the forest.
A spokesperson for Natural Resources Wales 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.
“We are appealing for information from the public and would urge them to contact our Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60. All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.’