"Vandals" Caught Cutting Down CCTV Camera Pole - UK
Sign in to YouTube
Sign in to YouTube
Sign in to YouTube
Uploaded on May 14, 2011
"Vandals" who chopped down a CCTV camera pole because they were sick of being caught committing crimes were filmed carrying out the attack - by the very camera they were trying to get rid of.
The spy camera had been put up after a long campaign by neighbors on the Valley Estate in Swinton, Greater Manchester.
It was so successful in reducing crime that, just four weeks later, two vandals decided to get their own back by cutting it down with an angle-grinder.
he CCTV footage shows two young men, with hoodies pulled over their faces, swaggering up to the camera carrying the heavy machinery.
As one starts to saw through the thick metal pole, sparks begin to fly, causing his partner to leap back and cover his face.
The attack was captured by the camera on the top of the pole and police are now hunting the bungling culprits.
Chief Inspector Vinny Greener, from the Salford Division of Greater Manchester Police, said: 'The CCTV was put up after residents complained about anti-social behaviour on their estate.
'Within days of it being in place it led to the arrest of a wanted man and has already provided evidence regarding anti-social behavior Clearly, its presence is upsetting the criminal fraternity and it has been deliberately attacked in broad daylight for all to see.
'I want to reassure people that the police, Salford council and City West are working together to identify those responsible.'
The camera was damaged during a sunny afternoon on a quiet corner but so far no one has come forward with information.
Joe O'Neill, a community activist in the area, said: 'An officer in the monitoring station which operates the CCTV saw someone at the pole and called the police, who were there within two minutes but by that time they had sawed three quarters of the way through the pole.
'The residents had campaigned for more than a year to get a CCTV camera in what is regarded as a high crime area.
'In the past, families have moved out of the estate after being subject to intimidation and anti-social behaviour.'
Norman Owen, leader of Salford's Liberal Democrat group, said: 'I was on the estate last week and it was clear that there is a need for the camera.
'I think the authorities must look at a better way of securing it and put it back up.'
It's not the first time this CCTV camera has run into trouble. The original pole for it was put up in the wrong place and still stands - camera-free - opposite the stump of its replacement.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Livealeak
***I DON'T OWN THIS FOOTAGE***
"Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."
Standard YouTube License
- 3:52 Caravan thieves caught on cameraby TodayTonight32,174 views
- 15:00 UK's toughest copsby thedude167139,764 views
- 3:18 Horror Footage: CCTV cameras catch dam burstby RT4,585,294 views
- 9:40 UK government ban Japanese Samurai Swords - By Reason for "Fake Katana" using British Criminalsby kinsei156067,663 views
- 2:23 UK Biker sets speed camera on fire.by Izznogoudatall19,279 views
- 3:05 CCTV camera captures police officer stealingby Kam Vision157,362 views
- 1:15 Women Jailed For Brutal Attack - CCTV Footageby thethisisnetwork260,703 views
- 3:40 CCTV THIEF VIOLENTLY ATTACKS GIRL!! CAUGHT ON CAMERAby rawcuttvarchive18,475 views
- 2:46 CCTV robbery compilation: Britain warned eastern European criminalsby patrynxxxFunChannel2,764 views
- 1:25 CCTV - SHOOTING IN MANCHESTER CAUGHT ON VIDEOby UEWnolumpybits46,316 views
- 3:00 CCTV Caught stealing laptop from bag @ Oyster Boy Metro Walk (Camera 4)by Laurence Patrick Co607,957 views
- 1:11 Man possessed by ghost caught on cctv at convenient storeby makaveli ilevakam3,287,249 views
- 1:42 Aston Martin One-77 BUSTED BY POLICE! Gumball 3000 2011by Shmee150283,816 views
- 1:32 Plasma Saber uses water to cut through steelby newlaunches344,705 views
- 4:43 Fiona Pilkington: Anti-social Behaviourby video2please17,710 views
- 1:47 Picasso Painting Vandal Caught on Tape Spray-Painting a Bull on Famous Imageby ABC News8,765 views
- 1:06 Graffiti vandals caught on tape in Newarkby Cecil Whig6,405 views
- 2:28 Stupid Criminals Caught On cctv camerasby MAS TRADE7,750 views
- 2:37 Police state UK wasted £1/2bn on CCTV spy cameras (21Feb12)by liarpoliticians1,387 views
- 1:33 Strange Police Behaviour Before The London Shootingby EducateURselfUK73,228 views
- Loading more suggestions...