in court after £10,000 of vandalism in Burnham's Marine
men have appeared in court this week charged with criminal damage
following £10,000 of vandalism in Burnham-On-Sea's Marine
Cove gardens last October.
A 20-year-old man from Highbridge and a 19-year-old man from Burnham-On-Sea
have been charged with criminal damage following the incident
on October 28th.
appeared at Taunton Crown Court this week and the case was adjourned
to April 7th for a pre-case management hearing.
the incident - which occurred at around 1am on October 28th -
two light columns were toppled, two timber benches were ripped
from their ground fixings and thrown into the pool, and the centrepiece
cherub in the pool was also damaged.
sundial was also pushed over and the dial removed from its plinth
while a heritage lantern was shattered on its standing light column,
and two tiers of stone paving were torn from the steps leading
to the lion's fountain.
District Council, which oversees the gardens, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We have been working hard to try and ensure the gardens
are soon back in top condition for residents and visitors to enjoy."
council has been working with four contractors to get the damage