As council plans to axe dozens of cameras across the city, we look at some of the biggest crimes they have helped crack over the last year
he city council has revealed 62 of its fixed CCTV cameras could be axed from Birmingham streets to save a third on costs.
The chosen locations are deemed by the council to be ‘low-crime’ areas or those fitted with older cameras.
But the proposed move has still raised ‘alarm’ with residents who fear it will impact public safety.
West Midlands Police regularly uses CCTV appeals to help find suspects, whether it be an armed robbery or even murder cases.
We looked back at three of the most serious crimes from the past year – where CCTV helped crack the cases.