A quick one to follow on from Alex's post below. A story from Cambridgeshire and, more precisely, the capital of the fens, Wisbech, who last year spent over £5000 of the diminutive Parish Council budget on a new CCTV system.
Well it turns out today that the police have said that the CCTV images are not good enough to secure prosecutions. According to Norfolk Constabulary the system 'does not meet Home Office recognised specifications.'
The Parish Councillors are claiming the cameras have partially succeeded as a deterrent. But, given the cost involved, the eyesore of the cameras in the town and the no-doubt weeks and months of wrangling in the council chambers; one has to ask 'was it worth it?'
By Dylan Sharpe