New radio link funded to cut town's crime

A CRIME-busting radio network has been beefed up. Seven new radio units have been funded for Burnham Radiolink, which networks police, businesses, pubs and schools over the airwaves. A new car-based radio unit has also been paid for with a grant from Now

A CRIME-busting radio network has been beefed up.Seven new radio units have been funded for Burnham Radiolink, which networks police, businesses, pubs and schools over the airwaves.A new car-based radio unit has also been paid for with a grant from Now Radio Comms, the company that maintains the network, and The Safer Sedgemoor Partnership.The system works by about 100 operators reporting suspicious incidents via the radio to each other and the police.Police community support officer Stuart Nichols said: "The improved communication between CCTV operators, businesses and the police has seen a number of arrests, as well officers being able to prevent potential disorder incidents in the town."CCTV operators can now monitor both Radiolink and police communications and use cameras to gather evidence of criminal acts.


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