Published: January 4, 2011
Burnham police called to 71 incidents during busy New Year

Burnham-On-Sea police were kept busy over the New Year holiday weekend with more than 70 incidents.

Inspector Roger Tolley of Burnham Police told that in the 48 hours covering Friday (December 31st) and Saturday (January 1st), they received 71 calls.

"It was a very busy New Year period. We received about double the number of calls we'd usually expect," he said.

"There 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.

"We 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 them.


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