CCTV cameras have been installed in Moneymore, after a series of burglaries and break-ins in recent months.
Mid Ulster MLA Ian McCrea who had called for the cameras, said the police and Mid Ulster council responded with ‘re-deployable cameras’.
The DUP assembly member also praised recent police patrols in response to the fears raised by the recent crime.
“At my public meeting with local businesses and the local Police Inspectors, it was quite clear that a heavier police presence was required in the village and that CCTV was essential to both deter or catch the perpetrators of these recent burglaries,” said Mr McCrea.
“I welcome the news that the police and council have responded resulting in re-deployable CCTV cameras being erected in the village and following the increased presence of police in Moneymore at the weekend, a successful drug seizure was the result of a vehicle search carried out by police.
“These are all welcome measures, but I would still encourage vigilance by both local residents and business owners alike and again please don’t hesitate to contact the police should you witness any suspicious behaviour in the area.”
it was quite clear that a heavier police presence was required in the village and that CCTV was essentialIan McCrea