blame 300% crime rise in Burnham-On-Sea on group of teens
crime spree in Burnham-On-Sea has been caused by a small group of
teenagers 'intent on causing havoc', police have said this week.
a Town Council meeting on Monday evening (March 6th), Burnham-On-Sea
Police gave an explanation for a spike in crime levels during recent
latest Police figures show that incidents involving anti-social
behaviour rose from 16 during February 2016 to 47 during February
criminal damage incidents rose from just five during February 2016
to 12 during February 2017.
Phil Harvey said: "This is not a particularly promising report
- criminal damage is up over 100% and anti-social behaviour is up
over 300% on the year."
PCSO Yvette Mayo explained: "We are dealing with a group of
seven or eight young people aged 15-17 who have been causing havoc,
especially around amusement arcades and public gardens."
think it's fun but they've causing a nuisance to many residents."
added that four of the teenagers have been served with intervention
notices and two have been given anti-social behaviour contracts,
with action ongoing.