A new CCTV camera is being installed in the Triangle area of Bournemouth to tackle anti-social behaviour and improve community safety.
Following the success of a mobile CCTV camera used at St Michael’s Road / Commercial Road from February 2012 for three months, a permanent fixed camera is being installed next month and linked up to the town’s CCTV network.
The mobile CCTV camera has been used following increased reports of anti-social behaviour in the area. During the three months that the camera was in place, 34 incidents were captured on camera including street drinkers, shoplifting, assaults, drug taking and general rowdy and nuisance behaviour. Thanks to evidence from CCTV footage five convictions were made.
Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “The mobile camera has been really effective in this area helping to reduce the problems in this part of town. It makes sense to install a permanent camera in this location as this area is increasingly being used for public and family events and it is important that there is adequate CCTV in place to improve community safety.”