Grant aids radio link to halt crime

A GRANT of £15,000 has been given to help businesses in Huntingdonshire fight crime. Huntingdonshire Community Safety Partnership has given the group Huntingdonshire Business Against Crime (HBAC) the cash to help make Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots safe

A GRANT of £15,000 has been given to help businesses in Huntingdonshire fight crime.

Huntingdonshire Community Safety Partnership has given the group Huntingdonshire Business Against Crime (HBAC) the cash to help make Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots safer places to live and work.

The group has already fought back against shoplifters with CCTV and radio links between the shops.

Katy Sismore, HBAC manager, and Frank Cannon, CCTV manager for Huntingdonshire District Council, in partnership with ShopSafe Radio, overcame initial problems to provide clear radio communication between St Neots and the CCTV control room

Ms Sismore said: "Previous attempts to link the radios successfully have been hampered by the distance and technical glitches".

Now all three towns have the same level of radio communication linked back to the "eyes in the sky" at the CCTV Control Room.

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INFORMATION: Contact HBAC on 01480 457579 or 07736 085851.

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