pens seized, but police praise Burnham-On-Sea carnival-goers
standards staff seized several laser pens during Monday night's
Burnham-On-Sea carnival amid concern they would be shone into
performers' faces - but police have praised the overall behaviour
was a visible police presence in Burnham town centre with 25 officers
joined, eight special constables and 12 PCSOs in place during
Roger Tolley, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There were
several seizures of laser pens on the night by Trading Standards
following problems raised at last week's Weston Carnival when
the lights were shone into people's eyes. We received information
that there might be similar issues in Burnham so four seizures
were made to stop the matter before it could become a problem."
added: "There was a great spirit at this year's carnival.
The marshalls and organisers put on a really professional evening
and it was great to see people enjoying themselves."
was one non-carnival related arrest for a public order offence
in the Manor Gardens but that occurred before the carnival itself."