Published: July 23, 2008
Helicopter helps police make an arrest after Burnham-On-Sea robbery

A police helicopter hovered over Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday evening (July 22nd) when it was used by officers on the ground to help search for a man following a robbery in the town.

A 19 year-old man was arrested by police outside the Burnham Swim and Sports Academy after a violent motorcycle theft at 8.30pm.

Police spokesman Dan Mountain told "The victim reported being pushed off his motorcycle and then it being stolen."

"He was not injured but a thorough search was conducted for the offender by police on the ground and in the air."

"A 19 year-old male was later arrested on suspicion of robbery and is being held at Bridgwater Police Station. Active enquiries are also underway for another suspect."


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