Seven Arrests in First Month of Lincolnshire CCTV Install
Councillor Sue Burke said that the 29 newly installed CCTV cameras in Lincoln "were helping to make our streets safer for everybody".
17:04 29 June 2022
29 new cameras were installed in a number of main walking routes in Lincoln city centre as part of the local authority's scheme to make the area safer for both residents and tourists.
The local council has confirmed that in just the first month of operation, the CCTV cameras have helped the police make seven arrests as well as monitor 26 incidents of fly-tipping, drug dealing and assault.
Councillor Sue Burke said: "The main purpose of these cameras is the safety of lone people after dark, though they are part of the wider CCTV system, which deals with many different aspects and types of incidents,"
She added: "In detecting crime and anti-social behaviour on Lincoln's streets, the new cameras are already having a positive impact and will continue to play an important part in keeping the community safe for many years to come."
The CCTV cameras were funded by the government's Safer Streets Fund following a successful bid by Lincolnshire's PCC Marc Jones.