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Burnham-On-Sea family left ‘disgusted and heartbroken’ after boat is vandalised

A Burnham-On-Sea family has been left “disgusted and heartbroken” this week after their boat was vandalised.

The boat ‘Orca’ has been left badly damaged by vandals, who smashed its windows and damaged equipment while it was moored in the River Brue on a private pontoon.

Gemma Cox says her father Stephen, who owns the boat, has been left heartbroken by the senseless incident.

“We are absolutely disgusted and heartbroken that someone could of vandalised our dad’s boat – something that has been his pride and joy since we were little,” she said.

“It was moored to a private pontoon in Burnham and it would of happened at some point over the weekend.”

“If anyone has any idea who could of done this even if you’ve heard someone bragging about it please do not hesitate to contact any of us. Any leads will be much appreciated.”

Erik Torkildsen, Burnham Sailing Club’s commodore, told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the club is “shocked” at the incident and has offered its “full support” to the family, including a space for the boat on its pontoons if needed.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police says they are investigating the incident. “On Tuesday, May 7, we received a report a boat had been damaged in Highbridge. A number of windows of the fishing charter boat had been smashed. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5219099822.”