CAMBRIDGESHIRE police has been given a Best Supporter Award by Huntingdonshire Business Against Crime (HBAC).

CAMBRIDGESHIRE police has been given a Best Supporter Award by Huntingdonshire Business Against Crime (HBAC).

The group said the award recognises the support and commitment of the police to reduce and prevent business related crime in Huntingdonshire in partnership with HBAC.

It says initiatives such as the ShopWatch folders, given to retailers in Huntingdon, and the 24/7 incident reporting system have had a huge impact on the success of HBAC's work.

Pc Mark Ruddy, who accepted the award, said: "It is a great honour to accept this award on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary."

Other award winners at HBAC's annual general meeting included PCSO Sharon Marsh of St Neots who was voted thief-catcher of the year and Martin's Newsagents of St Neots which won the Andy Bruce Award, named in memory of a CCTV operator who always went above and beyond expectations.