November 8, 2010
Three arrests after vandals run amok after Burnham fireworks
people have been arrested by police after a night of vandalism
following Burnham-On-Sea's fireworks on Sunday night (November
A group of youths smashed wooden tables and chairs outside The
Reed's Arms, then used them to break the windows of several nearby
Glass was smashed at Michaels Bar on The Esplanade plus Fortes
and Books and Puzzles in nearby Pier Street.
Inspector Roger Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "An incident
occurred at Michael's Bar and the people who left then caused
damage at several nearby businesses."
He confirmed that three people had been arrested and were held
in custody overnight. "Our enquiries are ongoing and I would
not rule out further arrests."
Jo Duckett of Books and Puzzles told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
wasn't a good night for us - our repair bill will be approximately
£400. It's the second time this has happened this year."
And Mark Green of Fortes added: "It's very annoying this
has happened after such a wonderful fireworks display."
The incident marred an otherwise perfect evening, during which
thousands of spectators filled the seafront to watch a stunning
These wooden tables and chairs were broken outside The Reed's
Arms and then used to break the windows of several nearby businesses
Windows at Michael's Bar on Burnham seafront were also smashed