April 6, 2009
carry out seven drugs raids in ten days in Burnham area
have carried out seven drugs busts in the last ten days in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge, it was revealed on Monday (April 6th).
have carried out raids at properties across the two towns, arresting
eight people, in a concerted effort to stamp out drug dealing.
Gill Bawler told town councillors at a meeting on Monday evening:
"Seven drugs warrants have been served in ten days thanks
to lots of accurate information from residents in Burnham and
feel we've made a mark on drug dealing in the two towns and that
this will make the area safer."
Sam Williams said: "We are fully committed to working with
the community to tackle issues, such as drug dealing, that they
specify as community priorities through their local PACT meetings."
operation has been a real success and is an excellent example
of the police and the public working together to identify problems
and deal with them effectively."
would urge the public to keep on giving us information about drugs
and any other crime that is happening in their area. This can
be done personally, by telephone, e-mail or via Crimestoppers."
comments come after Burnham-On-Sea.com exclusively
reported on a drugs raid in Church Street, Highbridge last
Monday, pictured above, when a man was arrested.
further drugs raid took place in Burnham last Tuesday (March 31st)
when police made another arrest after executing a drugs warrant
in Rosewood Close.
February, Highbridge residents decided that tackling drug dealing
should be the number one priority for police in the town, as reported
Ian Kennett said: "I fully agree with the community that
drug dealing is not acceptable. There is a definite link between
drug taking and recent local crimes and my staff will continue
to target drug dealers in order to make Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea
will also be working closely with housing providers and other
partners, which will mean that drug dealers or people involved
in antisocial behaviour towards their neighbours may risk losing
are police at the scene of last Monday's drugs raid in Highbridge