COMMENT - CCTV boon

WHO said CCTV doesn’t work?

The security people at Robin Park, and the nearby police, certainly aren’t of that opinion, after a dramatic fall in crimes at the precinct since a camera was installed there shortly before Christmas.

It is too early to say that shoplifting has been eradicated, but there has been a fall-off in crimes there of more than 90 per cent.

When used in the right places, closed circuit television is a valuable tool, both to deterring crime and detecting it. Innocent folk have nothing to fear.