January 15, 2009
Burnham residents' anger as vandals smash windows in 4am attack
residents living along a Burnham-On-Sea road have this week called
for police action to stamp out vandalism after several homes had
their windows smashed.
home owner in Marine Drive had her windows smashed for no apparent
reason at 4am earlier this week.
Harrison, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was terrifying.
The vandals threw handfuls of gravel at the window and it smashed
with a horrible noise. I looked out to see them running away in
the direction of Highbridge."
of us deserve this - the police have had a lot of complaints and
something needs to be done urgently."
year, Burnham-On-Sea.com was first to report
how almost 100 Marine Drive residents had signed a petition calling
for anti-social behaviour to be tackled along the busy road.
Marine councillor Joe Leach told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week:
"I am horrified at the level of anti-social behaviour these
residents are having to put up with. Not only boy racers at late
hours, but cases of mindless vandalism."
is cruel and unfair, and it's about time something was done to
stop it. The only way to tackle the speeding problem here is with
an Average Speed Camera (ASC) from the County Council and a Local
Action Team to tackle vandals and the like."
He said that a rally is being planned for a later date to express
the residents plight, and to show "that enouh is enough."