July 30, 2008
Two arrested after early morning break-in at Burnham pool
men have been arrested after a break-in at Burnham-On-Sea's recently-opened
Swim and Sports Academy in the early hours of Wednesday morning
Mark Conklin, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com how he found the
two when he arrived to open up the premises at 5.30am.
I was parking my car, I noticed the lower half of a door near
the plant room had been kicked in," he said.
thought it could just have been vandalism, but when I opened the
door to go inside I found one man alseep on the floor and another
locked the door again, called the police, and drove my car right
up against the door to prevent the two leaving."
continued: "Within 15 minutes the police arrived and two
men were arrested. They were both aged around 18-20 and from Bristol."
appears to be missing or badly damaged - they just appear to have
been drinking and wanted a place to sleep overnight."
new facility only opened last week after owners Sara Cox-Conklin
and Mark Conklin had spent six weeks modernising the premises
since taking over its lease in May following months of uncertainty.
spokesman Wayne Baker told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Police were
alerted at about 5.45am to a break-in at the swimming pool in
Berrow Road. A 20-year-old man and 19-year-old man were arrested
on suspicion of burglary."
above is Mark Conklin with the damaged door at the pool