CCTV Clampdown on Village Car Park Vandals

Sabden and chipping cctv
ON CAMERA: Sabden councillor Ricky Newmark and Ribble Valley Borough Council’s partnership officer, Dilys Day.
Published Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Vandals in Sabden and Chipping are in the sights of crime prevention bosses thanks to two new CCTV systems.

The Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership has installed the £5,000 systems in Sabden and Chipping car parks after a spate of anti-social behaviour and damage to vehicles.

The systems will be used to gather evidence so that the culprits can be prosecuted.

Sabden councillor Ricky Newmark said: “The majority of young people behave responsibly, but a minority are making a nuisance of themselves and in some cases vandalising vehicles.

“Not only do these incidents cause distress and inconvenience to vehicle owners, but they discourage villagers from using the car park, which creates congestion on clogged side streets.

“Thanks to these CCTV systems the police will be able to identify the culprits and take action.”

Chipping councillor Simon Hore added: “The new CCTV system will significantly improve the chances of identifying the culprits and where appropriate bring a prosecution.

“This will restore confidence in villagers to use the car park, rather than leave vehicles on roads and side streets.”

The schemes cost £5,472 and received funding from the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner.

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