16:42, Thursday, 1st November 2018

North Lincolnshire Council has invested over £2,000 in two new cameras for The Parishes multi-storey car park in Scunthorpe to help tackle anti-social behaviour and improve safety in the town centre.

The new cameras allow the Control Centre to identify vehicles, including vehicle registrations, which makes it easier to take action against those who are acting irresponsibly.

Following reports of dangerous driving and noise nuisance in the car park on the night of Tuesday 30 October, the council checked the cameras and was able to monitor vehicles and pass the relevant information onto Humberside Police.

Humberside Police attended the car park and made two arrests.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“The two new cameras were only recently installed so it is fantastic that we have already had a successful result. Our CCTV Control Centre works very closely with the police and monitors this sort of behaviour.

“It is completely unacceptable for people to use the multi-storey or any car parks in this way. It puts other car park users in danger and causes disruption for those who live nearby. This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated. Please let this be a warning to others that we will take action to tackle anti-social behaviour.”

Scunthorpe Community Policing Inspector Paul French said:

“I welcome these new cameras as they will help us and the council tackle any anti-social or criminal behaviour that may be going on in The Parishes.

“We work very closely with North Lincolnshire Council to tackle ASB in Scunthorpe. We have undertaken numerous operations, including Operation Proteus and Operation Sierra which are currently ongoing, to ensure the town is a better place to live and work.

“We know that ASB can be upsetting for anyone. I deploy our community officers to patrol the areas where you need us and we will continue to do that.

“If anyone is concerned about any issues then please do let us know.”