New radios are the business

From left: Chief Inspector Justina Beeken, Karen Methven, Peter Ross, Steve Waight, Henry Smith MP, Cllr Claire Denman
From left: Chief Inspector Justina Beeken, Karen Methven, Peter Ross, Steve Waight, Henry Smith MP, Cllr Claire Denman

The 125 members of Crawley and Gatwick Businesswatch have a new weapon in the fight against crime after installing a digital radio system.

The digital radios enable people trained on the system to put out alerts to all members’ radios about things such as fake bank notes, recent incidents and missing and wanted people. Businesswatch manager Karen Methven said: “Working in partnership helps significantly reduce crime in the area and encourages a sense of community.”