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Trouble-hit Goldthorpe traders install CCTV cameras

Shopkeepers in a South Yorkshire village have bought CCTV cameras after being plagued by anti-social behaviour.

It is hoped the cameras will deter vandalism and thefts on Doncaster Road in Goldthorpe.

They have been bought with a grant from Barnsley Council's renaissance market towns team.

Faye Duckett, from the team, said: "The retailers did come to us because they had problems with anti-social behaviour, damage, robberies."

She added: "We are hoping that [the cameras] will act not just as a prevention method but people will see that they're there and hopefully it will help reduce crime and the fear of crime that happens in Goldthorpe."

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