January 4, 2011
police called to 71 incidents during busy New Year
police were kept busy over the New Year holiday weekend with more
than 70 incidents.
Roger Tolley of Burnham Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com that in
the 48 hours covering Friday (December 31st) and Saturday (January
1st), they received 71 calls.
was a very busy New Year period. We received about double the
number of calls we'd usually expect," he said.
were a wide range of incidents, from domestic assaults and vandalism,
to an attempted burglary at Alstone, but the atmosphere in Burnham
town centre was mostly good-spirited," he added.
are also investigating five thefts from vehicles and nine further
incidents of criminal damage to vehicles where wing mirrors have
been removed or damaged."
first reported last
week that police are investigating a spate of incidents against
vehicles and have appealed for anyone with information to contact