Resort CCTV to be run by volunteers

NEW crime-busting CCTV cameras in Felixstowe will only be monitored at peak times by a group of volunteers, it was revealed today.

Richard Cornwell

NEW crime-busting CCTV cameras in Felixstowe will only be monitored at peak times by a group of volunteers, it was revealed today.

Police said the volunteers would be trained to spot incidents and able to alert officers so they could be deployed immediately.

Most towns have their cameras monitored 24 hours a day by professional teams - but Felixstowe has not been able to afford it.

The resort's network of four closed circuit television cameras costing £37,000 was officially launched today and is now live in the town centre and on the seafront.

Pictures from the cameras - one near the leisure centre, one at Bank Corner, another at The Triangle and the fourth at the northern end of Hamilton Road - will be beamed back to the police station in High Road West.

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