CCTV protection appeal

NEW CCTV cameras in Weston and Worle have been switched on after an appeal for more protection against crime by traders and residents. North Somerset Council has installed four cameras in Weston, three in Worle High Street and one in Whitecross Road. Ther

NEW CCTV cameras in Weston and Worle have been switched on after an appeal for more protection against crime by traders and residents.North Somerset Council has installed four cameras in Weston, three in Worle High Street and one in Whitecross Road. There are now 63 in the district.More and more criminals are being caught on film by camera operators at Weston Town Hall, and council chiefs believe the new cameras will significantly help their drive to cut crime.In recent cases the authority has been able to watch individuals committing crimes and help police track their movements in the district. The tapes have also successfully been used as evidence in court cases.CCTV Manager Chris Harrison said: "North Somerset is generally a safe place to be, but this shows that if you do resort to criminal activity there is every chance it will be picked up by the cameras and you will be caught.


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