Crime-busting vans hits the streets of Newham

Two new CCTV vans have been unleashed on the streets of Newham to record those who commit crime.

The vans can take high-quality video images and still photos of incidents, offences and offenders as it roves around the borough.

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales and Nick Bracken, Newham Council’s Divisional Director for Community Safety, presented the CCTV cars outside the council’s Dockside building.

The crime-busting vehicles will be used to tackle fly-tipping, gain evidence to serve ASBOs (anti-social behaviour orders) and alcohol-related disorders, and to zoom in on crime hotspots to enforce dispersal zones.

Sir Robin Wales said: “Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour is one of the key priorities in this borough and we take it very seriously.

“We will never apologise for cracking down hard on yobs that make residents’ lives miserable.

“CCTV is highly effective tool for tackling crime, and is used widely across the country.

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“These vans make a big difference. Our message to criminals is stark and simple: we won’t stop until we get you.”