April 2, 2011
police issue appeal after spate of lead thefts
police have appealed for help in finding the thieves responsible
for a series of lead thefts from buildings in the town over the
have revealed to Burnham-On-Sea.com that at least three properties
along The Esplanade and High Street have been targeted by the
crooks, who have stripped away the high-value metal from roofs
Ian Kennet told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A large quantity of
lead has been stolen from the rear of two properties along Burnham
High Street and the former Beverly Cottage nursing home on the
would be grateful for any information regarding these thefts,
particularly if any suspicious vehicles have been seen by residents."
added: "Various investigations are underway, including visits
to scrap metal dealers to try and trace the metal. We would urge
people to get in touch if they have any information."
can contact Burnham Police on 0845 456 7000 or Crimestoppers anonymously
on 0800 555 111.
year, Burnham-On-Sea.com reported here
how £10,000 of lead had been stolen from the roof of St
Andrew's Church on Burnham seafront.