January 18, 2011
smash car windows and cause damage in Burnham-On-Sea
have stepped up patrols in Burnham-On-Sea this week after vandals
caused hundreds of pounds of damage to cars and homes.
One of the victims of this week's vandalism spree is the owner
of this vehicle, who awoke on Tuesday morning (January 18th) to
find her rear car window had been smashed with a brick.
Inspector Roger Tolley of Burnham Police confirmed they are investigating
a spate of vandalism incidents in Rosewood Avenue, Ashcott Drive,
Worston Lane, St Mark's Road and Cassis Close.
He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Unfortunately, we have been
called to several reports of rowdiness and vandalism in parts
of Burnham this week where groups of young people have attacked
Over the past week, a stone has been thrown through a window
in Worston Lane and two other windows were broken in Cassis Close.
Ashcott Drive, a wall was smashed and a car wing mirror broken.
A large coping stone on a wall was removed in Rosewood Avenue
before being used to damage a parked car.
And in St Mark's Road, a patio door and fence were damaged by
Inspector Tolley said police have stepped up patrols and he asked
residents who see anyone acting suspiciously to contact them via
999 if urgent or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The owner of the red vehicle pictured above - who has asked to
remain anonymous - told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Within the last
4-5 months our close has seen six walls kicked down, a window
smashed on a house and, as of today, my sister's car window also
"This is causing endless bills while the offenders run free.
In the past, my house has been egged, fences have been destroyed,
and cars targeted. The offenders need to be caught and prosecuted.
It is not fair and reasonable to ignore such crimes as they isolate
people to their own homes."
Last week, Burnham-On-Sea.com reported
here that police had urged residents to be extra vigilant
following a spate of house break-ins.