Call made for more support for CCTV

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A call has been made for police to contribute more towards the cost of Boston Borough Council’s CCTV network.

In a report that went before members of the authority’s Cabinet on Wednesday, it was stated there were 336 arrests as an outcome of CCTV work from April to December of last year.

Coun Derek Richmond described the tool as ‘brilliant’, but called on more support from police, saying each camera is equivalent to a police officer ‘on the beat’.

He said: “What it does is absolutely great. I believe the police should be contributing more to our CCTV.”

As well as 336 arrests, the report stated there have been 30 instances of restorative justice as an outcome of CCTV work.