CCTV to stop canal bridge hit and run

CCTV is being installed on a canal bridge in Kidderminster in a bid to catch hit-and-run drivers causing damage to bridges across the UK.

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How do Nottingham's CCTV cameras work?

Civil liberties groups believe the money spent on CCTV could be used on the police. How have cameras in Nottingham helped catch criminals?

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CCTV to save our national treasures

Up to £1 million of damage is caused to bridges such as this each year Credit: Canal and River Trust

CCTV is being installed on a canal bridge in Kidderminster in a bid to catch hit-and-run drivers causing damage to bridges across the UK.

The bridges are up to 200-years-old, forming part of British heritage, originally designed for horse and carts Credit: Canal and River Trust
Money to repair the bridges cannot be claimed on insurance from the hit-and-run drivers Credit: Canal and River Trust
This is the first bridge to have CCTV installed in the hope it will be protected from further damage Credit: Canal and River Trust

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Behind the scenes of Nottingham's CCTV cameras

by Rajiv Popat

There are thousands of them across the Midlands and we walk past them everyday without paying much attention to them or even noticing them.

However, they are watching you. We are, of course, talking about CCTV cameras.

Civil liberties groups believe the money spent on them could be used for pay for more bobbies on the beat.

Rajiv Popat has been looking at how CCTV cameras in Nottingham have helped to find those responsible for crimes ranging from graffiti and vandalism to rioting and murder.

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