Installation of state-of-the-art CCTV in Huyton Village Centre has helped to secure an arrest of a suspect last week.
Reports were received of a retail premises being broken into and a range of goods being stolen. The newly-installed CCTV was able to track the offenders and CCTV operators were able to provide police on patrol with information regarding the offender’s location. Thanks to this effective partnership working, the police arrested one male on suspicion of business burglary and recovered stolen property nearby. He has been released under investigation.
The CCTV is monitored 24 hours and day, 7 days a week and provides reassurance for shoppers, visitors and businesses alike in Huyton Village Centre.
The installation of the CCTV is part of the council’s development plans for Huyton Village Centre which will also see new street lighting installed as well as improvements to shop fronts on Derby Street.
Councillor Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, said
“I’m delighted that our investment in CCTV is reaping rewards and helping our police colleagues to arrest offenders. The system is monitored 24 hours a day and seven days a week and plays a vital part in helping to make the village centre a great and safe place to live, work and visit.”
Inspector Phil Mullally, Knowsley Local Policing team, added
“Being connected to the CCTV monitoring in Huyton Village Centre has been instrumental to us in this particular case. The CCTV operators were able to track the offenders and provide information to our officers on the ground which resulted in the arrest of a male and the recovery of stolen property. The CCTV system and image quality is particularly high-standard and assists us greatly in our day-to-day activities.”