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Cumbria CCTV network plan approved

Plans for a revamped network of CCTV cameras across Cumbria have been backed by the Home Office.

The county's police and crime commissioner Richard Rhodes says the network of 54 cameras will cost a total of £1m, with the Home Office providing half the cash.

The rest will come from local authority funds..

The cameras, in Workington, Maryport, Whitehaven, Carlisle, Penrith, Kendal and Barrow, will be monitored by police and are due to be up and running by the end of the year.

Many existing cameras are no longer routinely monitored as a result of council cutbacks.

Look North's Alison Freeman reports.

  • 21 Jan 2014