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CCTV cameras better than burglar alarms, says chief inspector

Is CCTV better than a burglar alarm? Credit: ITV News Anglia

A chief inspector has warned that people who live in the countryside are better off getting CCTV than alarms, if they want to protect their homes from burglary.

James Sutherland, from Cambridgeshire Police, says the lack of cameras in rural areas is one of the reasons preventing crime is so difficult.

CCTV could help prevent crime in rural areas.


£35,000 of counterfeit goods seized in Northampton

The counterfeit goods included perfume and clothes Credit: Northamptonshire Trading Standards

Counterfeit goods worth up to £35,000 have been seized during a raid at a house in Northampton.

Roy Leah who is 62 of Woodland Close, Duston admitted admitted six offences contravening the Trade Marks Act and was given a fine totalling £1,724 including court costs of £1,060 at Northampton Magistrates’ Court.

Trading Standards say he planned to sell the items which included clothes and perfume in local pubs.

  • 31 Jo Malone Candles
  • 18 Bottles of perfume
  • 13 pouches of tobacco
  • 70 Designer coats
  • 29 Football shirts

"This is a great result for our Trading Standards team and it demonstrates that unlawful trading will not be tolerated in Northamptonshire. I would urge people not to buy counterfeit goods and only use reputable traders. It may be tempting to buy what appear to be authentic items at a low price, but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

– Cllr Andre Gonzalez de Savage, Northamptonshire County Council
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