halt Burnham charity worker's support of army veterans
angry Burnham-On-Sea charity worker says vandals who attacked
his car over the weekend have caused deliveries of supplies to
army veterans across the region to be halted.
resident Steven Fraser, pictured, works for Blesma, an
Army charity that supports servicemen who have lost limbs, use
of limbs or eyesight through combat and service.
regularly visits needy servicemen across the region in his car,
delivering vital mobility equipment to them.
over the weekend Steven was one of several residents in Burnham-On-Sea
whose vehicles were attacked by vandals.
Police issued an appeal for witnesses after the attacks early
on Saturday following three thefts from vehicles and four incidents
of criminal damage.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "They threw a stone from my neighbour's
garden that completely smashed the passenger side window - I know
because I found the stone on my dashboard."
I can't drive the car for my charity work until the damage is
Saturday I was due to visit two amputees in Hereford who need
support so it is very disappointing and frustrating."
have also had to cancel other visits and have not been able to
deliver a mobility scooter to an ex-forces amputee in Yeovil who
won't be able to get about," added Steven.
added that the charity also faces a bill to cover some of the
repairs. "The charity will have to pay the £250 excess
plus any other costs on top because of this."
are generally lucky in Burnham and crime is minimal, but these
people need to understand the inconvenience and impact to others."
hope my story will prick a few consciences."
was out there at 2am sweeping up glass and then had to ring up
people who are vulnerable to tell them that I can't come to help
them - it is very annoying."
with information about the incidents should contact Burnham-On-Sea
Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police issued an appeal for witnesses after the car attacks