Cameras focus on anti-social behaviour hotspots

Police Community Support Officer Jimmy Staniforth, Police Community Support Officer Pat Slingsby, Cllr Leigh Bramall & Cllr Peter Price (Chair North East Community Assembly) at the site of the new mobile camera at Worsworth Drive
Police Community Support Officer Jimmy Staniforth, Police Community Support Officer Pat Slingsby, Cllr Leigh Bramall & Cllr Peter Price (Chair North East Community Assembly) at the site of the new mobile camera at Worsworth Drive
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TROUBLEMAKERS beware - new mobile security cameras will be keeping their beady electronic eye out for anti-social behaviour in parts of Sheffield.

The CCTV equipment has been bought by the North East Community Assembly to be used at hotspots in Parson Cross and Shiregreen.

The cameras have been installed at Wordsworth Drive and on the junction of Southey Green Road and Southey Hill, but they can be moved around the area as required.

Residents have welcomed the CCTV. Janet Bagshaw, aged 68, of Southey, said: “These cameras are absolutely brilliant.

“They will make a big difference to local businesses, as now we’ll be able to identify the people committing the anti social behaviour.

“We don’t want to lock then up and throw away the key; we want to offer them help and support to get their lives back on track.

“The cameras will also reduce bullying and people drinking on the streets.

Coun Peter Price, chairman of the North East Community Assembly, said: “These cameras are ideal because they can follow trouble around the area, and will be moved depending on where incidents occur.”

Insp Steve Mouzer, from the police’s Ecclesfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said that experience had shown how CCTV cameras had been beneficial in reducing anti-social behaviour and crime elsewhere in the city.