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A COUN­CIL-RUN waste de­pot is to get CCTV pro­tec­tion af­ter it was hit by fuel thieves twice in the space of a month.

Cheshire East Coun­cil will use the cam­eras to pro­tect the ANSA Waste Man­age­ment De­pot on Com­mer­cial Road in Mac­cles­field.

The 360-de­gree ‘Predac­tor’ cam­eras will also cover the un­der­pass at Wa­ter’s Green where there have been 27 crimes in­clud­ing rob­bery since 2012.

The first cam­era is si­t­u­ated in the car park on Gas Road and the sec­ond cam­era in the coun­cil de­pot.

The move fol­lows two in­ci­dents when the de­pot was bro­ken into and thou­sands of pounds worth of fuel si­phoned off.

It is es­ti­mated that 1,500 litres worth around £1,500 was si­phoned off from refuse col­lec­tion ve­hi­cles be­tween Fe­bru­ary 16 and 17.

In an al­most iden­ti­cal theft overnight be­tween March 11 and 12 around 1,000 litres of fuel from 10 waste ve­hi­cles.

Fol­low­ing the two raids Cheshire East Coun­cil re­viewed its se­cu­rity mea­sures at the de­pot.

Im­ages from the cam­era which will op­er­ate 24-hours a day will be trans­mit­ted to the CCTV con­trol room at Mac­cles­field Town Hall.

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