December 7, 2010
arrest after drugs screening at Burnham-On-Sea clubs
100 people were screened for drugs use during a series of police
checks at two Burnham-On-Sea
night clubs at the weekend.
Officers carried out the checks on partygoers at Michael's Bar
on The Esplanade and Skye Bar on Burnham High Street.
"Each of the people entering the clubs had their hands swabbed
using our drugs itemiser machine, a £30,000 system that
identifies whether people have been in contact with various substances,"
Sgt Ian Kennett from Burnham Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"As a result, one person was arrested on suspicion of possession
of Class A drugs and is on police bail while analysis of the drugs
is carried out."
"There has been a great deal of support from pubs and clubs
in the town for this drugs screening to take place. Everyone wants
to make Burnham drug-free."
He added that police in Burnham will be targeting night-time
violence and anti-social behaviour leading up to Christmas.
Our photo shows police outside Michael's Bar on Burnham seafront
during the weekend's drugs checks