Published: October 2, 2012
In photos: Burnham-On-Sea police investigate riverside gunmen

Police were called to investigate a group of gunmen seen besides the River Brue in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday evening (October 1st).

The five were spotted on marshland opposite Burnham Sailing Club
by wildlife carers from Secret World during a search for an injured bird.

Police were called and two officers walked along the river bank from Highbridge to check on the group, who turned out to be fully licensed and legal waterfowl hunters from Highbridge.

Police spokesman Wayne Baker confirmed to "We received reports of men carrying guns near the Yacht Club at 5.45pm last night. They were checked out and found to be wildfowl shooters with licences in order."

Secret World's Animal Care Manager Sara Cowen added: "We're concerned and very disappointed that wildfowl hunting is taking place here and would advise walkers to take extra care when in the area."


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