Published: July 29, 2010
Burnham police identify youngsters in smoke bomb attacks

Police in Burnham-On-Sea have identified the four youngsters who carried out two 'potentially dangerous' smoke bomb attacks in the town last week.

As first featured on last week, a bundle of burning paper was shoved through a pensioner's letterbox in Mendip Way before it fizzled out and, separately, a smoke bomb was thrown over the fence of St Andrew's Junior School and into the playground. No-one was hurt in either incident.

Burnham Inspector Roger Tolley told "We have spoken to the four young men involved in these incidents."

"Three of them are being dealt with through our anti-social behaviour process which involves notification to parents. Ultimately, if they repeat the crimes we can considser ASBOs as a follow-on option."

"One further youngster will be dealt with for offences of disorderly behaviour on a school premises and he may be prosecuted."

Inspector Tolley added: "This was clearly potentially dangerous - thankfully no-one was hurt."

The incident was first featured on's discussion forums here.


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