Four new CCTV cameras, costing around £96,000, are to be placed along the Cowley road, in problem areas recognised by the City Council. Cameras will be placed at The Plain, opposite Princes Street, near the public toilets in Manzil Gardens and at the end of Magdalen Road. The camera at Manzil Gardens is welcomed by the staff at Premier Lettings, who work opposite the site where a  man was found dead on Saturday, February 16. Manager Jo Soden hopes that “CCTV will act as an additional deterrent” to the heightened police presence in the area.

By Sophie Pitman


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