New Exmouth CCTV Detects Assault in First Hours of Switch On
Newly installed high-definition CCTV cameras in Exmouth capture an assault involving a group of youths.
03:28 20 August 2021
Exmouth Town Council's newly installed £76,000 high-definition CCTV system has captured an assault involving a group of youths within hours of being turned on.
Ten wireless cameras were strategically situated around the town, including the three that have been placed to cover the Esplanade. They were officially unveiled on 27 July and turned on on 13 August.
The local council confirmed that within six hours of being switched on, CCTV cameras captured an assaut involving youths at 4.30pm on the Strand.
Councillor Fred Caygill, chairman of the Exmouth CCTV Working Party said: “I am pleased that we are able to provide Exmouth police with footage of extremely high-quality for evidence purposes to assist them in their enquiries regarding this incident.
“Hopefully the footage will result in the identification of the perpetrators of this assault, ensuring that they are held accountable for their actions.
“The safety of the community is very important for a town such as ours which relies on tourism as a major factor in its local economy.
“I am confident that this system will contribute to continuing to make Exmouth a safe and happy place to work and relax in.”