Craven Arms Town Council installs CCTV cameras

A new CCTV system has been installed in a Shropshire town.

Two cameras have been placed in central locations in Craven Arms with the aim of reducing crime and are now fully operational.

The project is a joint initiative between Shropshire Council and Craven Arms Town Council, which has the backing of the local police.

CCTV helps reduce crime and the fear of crime in communities, Craven Arms Town Council said.

Clive Leworthy, from the town council, said: "Existing Home Office research and other evaluations indicate CCTV is part of an overall strategy in reducing crime and the fear of crime in communities, and plays a key role in helping the police detect crime and convict criminals."

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