Cameras boost for policing

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CRIMINALS on the streets of Doncaster have been dealt a blow with new cameras available to police.

Two new CCTV cameras have been donated to officers to keep a bird’s eye view over Doncaster.

The pair of Dome Hawk cameras, which cost £15,000, have been funded by St Leger Homes, the company that manages council homes for Doncaster Council.

The money has come from the company’s Estate Improvement Fund – and tenants are asked what they would like the money investing into to benefit their areas.

The cameras were asked for by residents who hope they will help to combat anti-social behaviour.

They will initially be used in Armthorpe but they are mobile and can be installed anywhere around Doncaster.

Frank Protheroe, tenant and chair of the Estate Improvement Fund at St Leger Homes, said: “We thought that this was a good investment.

“The cameras will help us to work with the police to tackle anti-social behaviour in the areas we manage and they may help to crack any crimes carried out in the areas too.”

Sgt Andy Clark, of Armthorpe Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We are really grateful to St Leger Homes for donating the cameras. They will definitely assist in tackling issues of anti-social behaviour in the Armthorpe area and for the rest of the borough.

“We will continue to work in partnership to ensure our residents’ concerns and problems are resolved.”