steal 25ft flagpole from
Highbridge home for
scrap metal value
A Highbridge resident has this week spoken of his shock at
discovering mean thieves had stolen a 25ft flagpole from outside
his home - probably for its scrap metal value.
Roger Keen, pictured, found the flagpole which towers over his
front garden had been removed, complete with the Union Jack.
ridiculous that someone would steal such an item," he told
"We reported it to the police, who said it could have been
removed for its scrap metal value."
"I've heard that thefts of metal are increasing but I was
quite shocked that I've become a victim. We like to fly the flag
on special occasions and often get many positive comments from
Inspector Roger Tolley from Burnham Police confirmed officers
were investigating the incident.
He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is the first theft of
a flag pole I have ever come across. There has been a general
increase in thefts of metal in the area, particularly cabling,
piping and roof flashing, so residents do need to be extra vigilant."
Pictured: Top, Roger Keen with the remains of his flag pole
and, above, with a new flag pole outside his home this week