A MANHUNT is underway in Burnham following an attack this morning (June 24).

A police spokesman said: “We were called to reports of an assault at about 11am this morning in the Frank Foley Parkway area of Burnham.

“Officers are involved in a search for the suspect and a police helicopter is assisting in the search.”

Cllr Paul Young and Cllr Ken Smout told the Weekly News there has been a lot of activity in the area. Just after midday he saw two helicopters and heard sirens.

Cllr Young said: “Some kind of search seems to be going on.”

Sam Norris commented on this story on the Weekly News Facebook page. She said: “The police helicopter today was hovering over Burnham Beach for 20 minutes from about 12.40pm to 12.55pm then it was hovering over Kingsway Road, Jaycroft Road and Dunstan Road for 20 minutes from about 12.55pm to 1.10pm today.”