South Essex CCTV Footage to be made Public
South Essex council to make CCTV footage available to public to help identify wrongdoers.
08:22 01 February 2020
Plans to share CCTV footage to the public via the internet and local media has been recently approved by South Essex council. The move is part of the council’s new public identification policy that aims to encourage more people to report crimes.
Speaking at a cabinet meeting, the leader of the council, Councillor Rob Gledhill, said: “We currently share intelligence obtained by our CCTV cameras with Essex Police and it has helped them prosecute gangs and drug dealers and obtain an injunction which severely curtailed the activities of a criminal gang in the Grays area.
“We now want to open this up to ask members of the public and other partners to help us identify those whose criminal or anti-social behaviour blights our borough. We will use this footage and still images to identify those who cannot be traced by other means.
“It will send a strong message that both the council and the community of Thurrock will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and will do everything in our power to make sure anyone carrying out acts of anti-social behaviour or environmental crime in Thurrock are found and brought to justice.”