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Fears about university CCTV cameras overlooking nearby homes

The University of Northampton has reassured neighbours that CCTV cameras cannot see into their homes.

The University of Northampton has had to write to residents living nearby to reassure them that campus CCTV cameras cannot see into their homes.

It comes after a former security guard alleged some of the cameras on the new Waterside site have a direct view of some private gardens and even bedrooms.

The University says the technology that is used means any private areas caught on surveillance are automatically blacked out - an explanation that's done little to calm the nerves of those nearby.

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House burglars caught on hidden camera

CCTV footage has been released of three burglars raiding a house in Hethersett in Norfolk. Credit: Norfolk Police

CCTV footage has been released of three burglars raiding a house in Hethersett in Norfolk.

The men broke into the home on the evening on Tuesday 20 September, unaware that they were being filmed by a hidden camera.

One of the men can be seen stealing an ornament before another raises the alarm and all three run off.

The men's faces can be glimpsed and police hope that someone will recognise them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Norwich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


Norfolk council scraps CCTV to save money

CCTV camera Credit: PA Wire

A council in Norfolk has voted to get rid of their CCTV cameras to save thousands of pounds a year.

Cabinet members at North Norfolk District Council say they will scrap the cameras, but agreed to let affected towns run and fund the service themselves.

The town councils now have 6 weeks to come up with a proposal to run the system independently should they wish to keep the service.

Cameras are installed in Cromer, Fakenham, North Walsham, Sheringham and Wells.

North Norfolk council is looking to withdraw the cameras by March 2014.

Police seek men after tobacco theft

CCTV image Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

POLICE have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a theft of tobacco from a lorry.

The delivery was taking place at Tesco Express, in Hills Road, Cambridge, at about 1pm on May 14, when the incident happened.

CCTV Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Two large bags containing more than £2000 were stolen.

It is believed the theft may be connected to another theft of tobacco worth thousands of pounds from a delivery lorry at the Esso filling station in Histon Road, Cambridge, at about 1pm on January 28.


Taxi fare ran off without paying

CCTV image Credit: Essex Police

Police are releasing a CCTV image of a late-night Chelmsford reveller in the hope that he can be identified after he ran off from a taxi driver without paying his fare. The man had been collected outside Evoke nightclub in the town centre at 11:55pm on Wednesday, March 27.

He wanted to be taken to Newland Springs, but asked for a brief stop at Morrisons off Dickens Place so that he could withdraw some money from a cashpoint. He then ran off.Investigating Officer, Pc Yari Forster, said: "While at the supermarket, he ran off. The driver tried to find

CCTV of armed robber who punched shopkeeper

CCTV of attempted armed robbery Credit: Essex Police

Detectives have released CCTV images in a renewed appeal for information after an attempted armed robbery in Southend. The incident happened at a newsagent’s shop at Southchurch Avenue shortly before 2.30pm yesterday (Thursday).

CCTV of attempted armed robbery Credit: Essex Police

A man brandishing a handgun entered the shop and ordered the female shopkeeper to hand over money. When she refused and told him to get out of her shop he punched her in the face. He then fled empty-handed and ran off towards York Road.

CCTV of attempted armed robbery Credit: Essex Police

The woman was left badly shaken and was checked by paramedics.The suspect is described as being white, of slim or skinny build, aged between 20 and 30 and about 5ft 6in tall.

CCTV of attempted armed robbery Credit: Essex Police

He was wearing a distinctive Russian Red Army or Cossack-style woollen hat with large ear flaps, a purple/blue jacket and grey or blue jeans. He had a red or orange-coloured scarf covering his face.

Any witnesses or anyone who can identify the man should contact Dc Karen Miller or her colleagues at Southend CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

Man wanted after store robbed

Man wanted after robbery Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace in connection with a robbery in Wisbech.

A man threatened a shop assistant at Costcutters, in Elm Low Road, and demanded he hand over cash from the till at about 6.30pm on Saturday.

The offender then made towards Wisbech town centre.

CCTV of man wanted after store robbery Credit: Cambridgeshire Police
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