Lowestoft CCTV Malfunction
Lowestoft CCTV’s playback equipment has malfunctioned leaving police unable to view months of footage.
22:07 15 April 2019
Police officers are unable to view footage recorded and stored by CCTV cameras in Lowestoff after the CCTV’s playback equipment has malfunctioned. Stephen Baker, the chief executive of East Suffolk Council said that the issue has been resolved.
“Now that we are aware of it, we’ve sorted it,” said Mr Baker. “We’ve invested £12,000 in a new review suite and we can now see those images. We’ve made the investment and got it going again.
“It’s taken longer than we anticipated but we’re there now, so now we can go back and look at those images that people want to look at.
“They’ve all been stored, it’s all been recorded - it’s just that the review suite wasn’t enabling us to look at them at the time.”
A Suffolk police spokesman said: “CCTV cameras are a vital asset to police investigations,”
“They assist us to help bring criminals to justice, to locate missing people and generally help us keep our communities safe.
“Public safety is paramount and so it is frustrating that this problem has continued for as long as it has.
“We are in regular contact with the council and support them while they are fixing this issue as a matter of urgency. Everyone’s priority is to get the cameras running correctly as soon as possible.”
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