Prison cells come back to use at Burnham-On-Sea
in Burnham-On-Sea will soon be keeping prisoners under lock and
key in cells at the towns police station.
the end of 2002 all prisoners have been taken to Bridgwater Police
Station, but in a bid to save officers time and deal with
low level criminal suspects the Burnham cells will soon be used
sector deputy PS Roger Tolley said: "The provision of the
cells at both locations will enable officers to deal with some
detainees here, rather than travelling to Bridgwater all the time."
the cells were taken out of commission approximately 150 persons
were dealt with at Burnham in 2002."
added: "The quicker the detainee is dealt with means the
sooner the officers are able to return to their patrols in the
will also be less inconvenience caused to persons under investigation,
not having to travel to Bridgwater each time they are required
to answer bail."
on the Burnham-On-Sea cells has already begun and they are expected
to be back in full use by the end of August.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary