CCTV cameras record 38 incidents

The latest statistics for the CCTV cameras installed in Alderley Edge show there were 38 incidents during the last three months of 2020.

The CCTV Control Room is based at Macclesfield Town Hall and operated by Cheshire East Council with Alderley Edge Parish Council providing funding of £6,000 per annum towards the cost of the service.

Councillor Craig Browne said "The vast majority of the team's work over the period was in assisting police to search for missing or wanted persons.

"The CCTV system was also used to successfully help police track down an individual who had been seen acting suspiciously within the village centre; the individual was apprehended, found to be in possession of a quantity of a controlled drug and taken to Macclesfield Police Station for questioning. Following reports of an individual attempting to withdraw funds from a bank account on behalf of someone else, police were alerted and the CCTV was used to help track down the individual as well as a suspect vehicle nearby. The CCTV was able to identify the registration number, allowing police carry out a vehicle check."

He added "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Council Officers at the CCTV Control Room for their diligence over this period as well as members of our local policing team. Not every activation will result in a conviction or even an arrest; however, it is good to have the assurance that the system is in place and operating to protect the security of local residents, businesses and legitimate visitors to our village."

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