Cash seized from the proceeds of criminal activity is to be used to help install more CCTV cameras on an industrial estate which has already reduced crime by 60%.
From an initial idea by PCSO John Brayshaw from the Morecambe Community Policing team, 42 businesses on the White Lund industrial estate gave thousands of pounds to fund the installation of a new CCTV system.
Following on from this success, PCSO John Brayshaw obtained a further £4,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act which will fund up to two more cameras for the estate.
PCSO John Brayshaw said: “The extra cameras will extend the project which is already up and running.
“We got the best possible camera system with the money we had, and the whole CCTV system was installed by Bowker IT.
“I’d like to thank Stuart Errington from Bowker IT, Jonathan Hargreaves-Townsend at Rainbow International and Phil Haworth from Cannon Hygiene for their help with the systems and getting the project up and running.
“It just shows you that crime doesn’t pay!”
David Morris MP met with some of the local businesses, PCSO John Brayshaw and his colleagues from the community Policing team to hear about the project.
Mr Morris said:“PCSO Brayshaw is the brains behind the project and has worked with the local community to deliver a CCTV system that is such good quality it has the ability to identify car registration plates and individuals. I will be feeding back details of the White Lund Community CCTV to other MP’s and Ministers.”