issue CCTV appeal after 'disturbance' at seafront hotel
Burnham-On-Sea Police have appealed for the publics
help in identifying a man who may have information about a disturbance
in the town earlier this year.
Police say the incident took place at the Royal Clarence Hotel
on The Esplanade at around 9.30pm on Sunday 31st May, but they
have only just released CCTV photos.
"There was a disturbance in the bar area of the hotel involving
up to eight men. Two men have been arrested and bailed in relation
to the incident," said police spokeswoman Sarah Key.
"Officers are keen to trace one man who may have information
that could help our enquiries. He is described as white, around
25-35 years old, of medium build, 5ft8ins with short brown hair.
He has tattoos on his right arm and was wearing a hoodie over
a yellow t-shirt."
"We are releasing CCTV images of the man and would like
anyone who recognises him or has any information about the incident
to contact us."
If you can help, report it online at bit.ly/1kfjr3V
quoting reference 57225/15. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers
anonymously on 0800 555111 or call 101, quoting the above reference
Paul Chatwin, from The Clarence Hotel, said: "I would like
the opportunity to clarify that the incident which took place
in our hotel bar was initiated by people who arrived from another
public house within the town centre and who were promptly asked
to leave our premises. What alarms me is that it took the Police
over a month to obtain a statement from an injured young woman
and they are now claiming a delay in obtaining CCTV from the hotel
- when this was provided to them (in detail) within hours of the
incident. Myself and my staff are saddened at the delay in resolving
this issue, and, moving forward, we will be asking each licensed
premises within the town to take action to ensure those responsible
in the area are refused service. Far too many landlords are happy
to rely on door staff to police their properties and sweep this
type of incident under the table rather than address the issue."
"The Royal Clarence Hotel will always seek a legal and/or
civil prosecution against any individual or group deemed responsible
for 'anti-social behaviour' on our premises. We call on each licensed
premises to adhere to the terms of their premises license so that
this type of incident may be removed from the town altogether."