Use of CCTV cameras in Chichester under review

Council-run CCTV cameras may be switched off in parts of West Sussex in a move designed to cut costs.

Chichester District Council is carrying out a review of about 70 cameras that monitor the area.

Councillor John Connor, cabinet member for the environment on the Tory-run council, said several options were being explored.

The campaign group No CCTV maintains cameras are not effective in cutting crime. A decision is due next month.

The council is considering whether to reduce the number of cameras, remove all cameras or maintain the same level of service.

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