raid: Burnham-On-Sea police praise goodwill of residents
police have praised residents for their 'goodwill and understanding'
during last Friday's explosives investigation in the town.
of residents were evacuated around Beatty Way when a 100-metre
exclusion zone was put in place around a property where explosive
substances were found.
Roger Tolley, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "In the
short time since the completion of the incident that occurred
in Beatty Way on Friday, the feedback from members of the community
both directly and indirectly effected by the days events has very
contribution of the District Council emergency disaster teams,
voluntary organisations including the Red Cross, WRVS, Salvation
Army, Somerset 4x4, the committee members of the Community Centre,
the Devon and Somerset Fire Service, the ambulance service, the
committee of the BASC ground, Tesco in Love Lane (who provided
toilet facilities for police staff and a location in their car
park for co-ordination of the policing resources), as well as
a large number of central resources from across the whole of the
Avon and Somerset Constabulary area has so far indicated that
when our community was put in danger from an identified threat,
the response was professional, effective and appropriate."
am considerably heartened by the goodwill, fortitude and understanding
displayed by all the members of the public adversely effected
by the events of the 20th January and am confident that the offers
of support and consolation displayed by the wider Burnham and
Highbridge community to those effected was something we should
be very proud of."
the reputation of our town was threatened, however, I believe
that we have been successful in demonstrating to the rest of the
Country by all our actions, the cohesion and strength that exists
amongst us, as community."
COVERAGE OF THE BEATTY WAY INVESTIGATION:
substances posed 'risk to life'
resident charged after explosives raid
centre praised by residents
Way cordon lifted by police
photos of the police investigation in Beatty Way
collections delayed by police probe
confirm incident 'was not terrorism related'
of the army bomb disposal team at the scene