Radios to fight crime

PUBLISHED: 18:00 15 June 2011

Business owners can keep in touch with the police through the scheme

Business owners can keep in touch with the police through the scheme

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BUSINESSES in Weston’s town centre are helping to clamp down on crime through the launch of a radio scheme.

The Radio Link scheme has been set up by the Town Centre Partnership, and has 120 members from the town centre, the Marchfield Way area, and Worle.

Working with the police and North Somerset Council, the scheme allows members to inform each other about would-be shoplifters or people causing anti-social behaviour in their area, with particularly troublesome individuals being put on a 12-month exclusion list.

With photos and footage being shared between businesses, the scheme’s administrator David Gwynne said: “Photographs are collected and distributed to members by me, and these must be kept in a safe and secure place by the members. All members of staff are allowed to see the photographs, which enable them to identify any people causing problems and prevent them entering their premises.”

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