Leighton charity shop raid revealed

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A robbery at a Leighton Buzzard charity shop is one of the latest incidents picked up on CCTV.

A report due to go before Leighton-Linslade Town Council’s police liaison committee on Monday night, shows there were just seven incidents recorded in the town in three months by Central Beds Council’s CCTV control room at Watling House in Dunstable.

The report, which covers the period January 1 to March 31, reveals that a man robbed the Salvation Army shop in Waterborne Walk at 1.30pm on February 3. No arrest was subsequently made.

The other incidents during the period include a request from police for additional footage of the Santander ramraid in the town centre on February 15 (no arrests), motorcycles causing damage and anti-social behaviour at Astral Park on the evening of March 25 (no arrests), an affray outside the Lancer pub in Lake Street (two arrests), and a serious assault on March 5 which led seven arrests at Aldi.

CCTV is also being used to monitor street drinking in the town centre, as well as the problems caused by motorbike riders at Astral Park.