Union Flag stolen from towns flag pole

Union Flag stolen from towns flag pole

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The Burnham-on Sea Town Union flag has been stolen as it was flown at half-mast in honour of Prince Philip who died on Friday. The flag was stolen on Monday night – with the flagpole mechanism also damaged in the flagpole itself.

The Mayor – Cllr Mike Facey, “this is a despicable act of vandalism and is more poignant during this time of National Mourning. On Monday night ‘somebody’ climbed our flagpole and stole our large Union Jack flag whilst it was flying at half mast.

Not only have they taken our precious flag but have damaged the mechanism and rope in the flagpole itself. So during this period of National Mourning we are saddened that we are unable to replace the flag during this time.”

This photo taken November 2020

A spokesperson for the Town Council said “we have asked Sedgemoor District Council if there is CCTV footage covering this incident and are waiting to hear.”

The incident has been reported to the police.  “If anybody has any information whatsoever please call 101 (anonymously if necessary).  We really would appreciate your help.”

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