July 19, 2011
metal thieves target school roofs in Burnham-On-Sea area
schools in Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow have been targeted by thieves
who have stolen lead flashing from their roofs over the past week.
incidents have occurred at Burnham Infants School, Berrow Pre-School
and homes in East Huntspill and Axbridge over the past five days,
prompting a warning from Burnham Police for householders to be
Roger Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have seen an increase
in the number of offences where lead has been stolen - presumably
for its scrap metal value."
have very good relationships with scrap metal dealers across the
area and regularly check their books to identify sellers."
enquiries are ongoing into the latest spate of incidents and we
would urge anyone with information to get in touch."
School headteacher Heather Hector told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
is very frustrating that this has happened - it will cost us hundreds
of pounds to repair."
had to patch up the sides of the window skylights with plastic
sheeting to keep the rain out for now."
with information should contact Burnham Police on 0845 456 7000
or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Top, the plastic sheeting around one of the skylights where the
lead was stolen and, below, further damage at Burnham Infants