speed camera torched near Burnham-On-Sea
disgruntled motorist is thought to be behind a blaze which destroyed
this roadside speed camera near Burnham-On-Sea early this morning
(Monday, December 7th).
crews were called to Rooksbridge at 5am to put out the blaze,
which appeared to have been started deliberately by placing a
burning tyre at the base of the structure.
spokesman Paul Slavin told Burnham-On-Sea.com one fire engine
had been called to the scene.
added: "The camera was well alight when our crew arrived
shortly after 5am to extinguish the fire."
spokesman Simon Whitby told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I can confirm
that we dealt with a report of a burnt-out camera at Rooksbridge
today. The matter is now in the hands of the Safety Camera Partnership,
who oversee speed cameras."
same camera has been torched several times in recent years. Police
are appealing for witnesses to contact them via Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111.