WRONG-doers in Devizes will now be under the watchful eye of an extra security camera which has just gone up in the Market Place.

The new CCTV camera means that a blind spot that used to exist near Station Road and the taxi rank created by the growth of trees will now be in full view.

The cameras, run by the Devizes Development Partnership, can now view up to the kebab shop and Wadworth Brewery roundabout.

The camera, which was put up on Tuesday morning near the fountain, can also get clear pictures of the top of the area around the Black Swan, and the entrance to Snuff Street.

CCTV manager Noel Woolrych said: “This will make a huge difference to the coverage of the Market Place and increase the security and protection of members of the public and businesses in the area.”

The CCTV has been called on by police for two major investigations in recent weeks. Mr Woolrych was able to supply footage of an attack on Jason Edwards on September 29.

He was left in the doorway of Boots at about 3am. The footage showed Mr Edwards walking down The Brittox with three other people.

Two weeks later a man was stabbed at the bus stop outside the Black Swan at 9am on a Sunday morning.

On both occasions Mr Woolrych was able to supply CCTV footage to help police with their inquiries.

On Tuesday, Mr Woolrych was also presented with a public space CCTV certificate from Tim Stacey of training organisation International Bodyguards UK of Royal Wootton Bassett.

The CCTV control room is also looking for more volunteers to help operate the system.

Contact Mr Woolrych on noel@devizes.org.uk or call 07768 311584.