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CCTV bringing criminals to justice in North East Lincolnshire

4:50 pm, Monday, 6th November 2023 - 8 months ago

Environment and community safety

Close circuit television cameras in North East Lincolnshire have continued to help bring criminals to justice.

According to North East Lincolnshire Council’s latest data, 53 incidents were captured whilst in progress and reported to Humberside Police in September.

A further 27 incidents were caught on camera and have been supplied to the Police as evidence in ongoing investigations.

In 138 instances, CCTV cameras in the borough were used to support a major incident – defined as an event attended by the emergency services.

Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities in North East Lincolnshire, said:

“The recent investment in our CCTV network has continued to bear fruit as it supports ongoing Police operations, helping to keep people safe and support our wider emergency services.

“The cameras in our network are placed strategically around the borough to make public spaces safer and they are a deterrent to many would-be criminals.

“However, where crimes have taken place, I’m pleased to see that the network has come into it’s own and, along with our really positive partnership with Humberside Police, we’ve been able to use the CCTV cameras to help bring criminals to justice.

“In two recent cases, the camera operators helped identify anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and theft. The operators helped guide the Police to the suspects in real-time and those involved were apprehended.

“I’d like to thank our CCTV operators and our colleagues at Humberside Police for the continued partnership, which is making residents in our borough safer each day.”

The large-scale upgrades, which were approved by the Council’s Cabinet in 2021, introduced a single digital transmission network enabling public space CCTV cameras and rapid-deployment cameras.

Five new cameras were recently installed nearby the bus stops in Grimsby town centre, bringing the total number of cameras in public spaces to 128. Further cameras are due to be installed in the Riverhead area of Grimsby as part of regeneration plans.

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