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SHADOW MINISTER DISCUSSES FEARS OVER CCTV

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Fears about the effects closed circuit television cameras could have on Peterborough are being considered today by ...
Fears about the effects closed circuit television cameras could have on Peterborough are being considered today by Labour shadow home affairs minister Alun Michael, reports BBC Cambridgeshire.

He is meeting concerned groups during a visit to the city.

Mr Michael has taken a keen interest in the development of CCTV in towns and cities across the UK. He has helped to draw up a national code of practice because of disquiet about the misuse of cameras.

There are fears in Peterborough that the installation of 34 cameras in the central area will displace crime into the townships. They are due to be covered by the scheme in the longer term, but the city council's failure to win additional Home Office funding means they will not be covered by the first phase of the project.

Mr Michael will meet community groups and visit some of the areas which might be affected by crime displacement.
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