Unit best when you can’t be spotted

Hunts Post reporter Natalie Bowyer recounts one of the highlights of her night on patrol in the CCTV unit. IT is amazing how many people stop and stare when you drive past them or the number of drivers who quickly put on their seatbelts when they see the

Hunts Post reporter Natalie Bowyer recounts one of the highlights of her night on patrol in the CCTV unit.

IT is amazing how many people stop and stare when you drive past them or the number of drivers who quickly put on their seatbelts when they see the CCTV approaching.

But it is even more effective when people are unaware of its presence.

Lurking in the trees near to the Houghton Mill Camp Site, three youths sit rolling joints seemingly unaware they are being filmed.


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From the safety of the van, we can clearly see what the group of teenage boys are doing and we radio the police. Much to the astonishment of the boys, moments later three policemen and two PCSOs arrive on the scene. They search the teenagers and find a small amount of cannabis. The police escort the boy's home and ask their parents to take them to the police station in the morning.

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