set fire to seafront shelter at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove
have struck again at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove this week, setting
fire to one of the seafront shelters.
latest incident took place at around 1.30am during the early hours
of Wednesday morning (6th November).
is with further sadness that another act of vandalism has taken
place," Sedgemoor District Council's spokeswoman Claire Faun
told Burnham-On-Sea.com today.
of the shelters and adjacent benches has suffered minor fire damage."
added that CCTV footage of the latest incident is being reviewed
and the incident is being investigated by Burnham Police.
would ask any witnesses to contact the Police by calling the non-emergency
101 number or calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting crime
comes just two weeks after vandals caused significant damage at
the gardens, as reported
arrested two teenagers who have been bailed until mid-November
pending further investigations.
District Council said this week it is working hard to try and
ensure the gardens are soon brought back into top condition for
residents and visitors to enjoy.
were appalled to learn of the mindless vandalism that has taken
place and have acted quickly to discuss the acts with the Police,
cordon off the area and remove the loose/damaged items,"
added Mrs Faun.
have also been working hard to assess the cost of the damaged
items and obtain quotes for their repair. We will also be working
with our insurers to recover the costs of insured items where
Holder for Community and Scrutiny, Councillor John Swayne, added:
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Friends
of Marine Cove and the entire local community for being positive
about the gardens' future and in condemning these thoughtless
Council will continue to work with the Police to assist in their