Extended CCTV call following £2,000 damage to Chorley bookmakers

DAMAGE: William Hill, in Pall Mall, Chorley, had its windows and doors smashed

DAMAGE: William Hill, in Pall Mall, Chorley, had its windows and doors smashed

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Council chiefs are refusing to rule out the possibility of extending CCTV coverage throughout Chorley.

The comments come after £2,000 worth of damage was caused to William Hill bookmakers in Pall Mall, Chorley.

Between the night of New Year’s Eve and the early hours of New Year’s Day, the shop had its doors and windows smashed.

The incident isn’t the first of its kind, however police aren’t connecting the incidents.

CCTV provisions will be discussed at Chorley Council’s Full Council meeting on Tuesday night.

Coun Paul Walmsley, who looks after public safety for Chorley Council, said: “There has been a recent review of our CCTV provision and we are committed to upgrading and improving the system.

“We are looking at better quality cameras and improved coverage and we are working with partners to decide on the most appropriate places for cameras to be located.

“However, we do expect individual businesses to have their own security measures, our CCTV system is there in addition to, not instead of, their own security measures.”

Sgt Kevin Mountain, of Chorley Police, said: “The incident happened in the late hours of New Year’s Eve and the early hours of New Year’s Day. We are investigating the incident which has seen the windows smashed at the bookmakers. New Year’s Eve was a very busy night so it is possible that somebody has seen something. We urge anybody with any information to call the police on 101.”

Bosses at William Hill declined to comment.