UPGRADED CCTV will be used to deter thieves and vandals at trains stations.

Greater Anglia are improving their camera system so it will record higher quality images and allow for remote viewing of stations - including at Colchester North.

The new network will see footage recorded at each individual station but connected via a secure internet network which can be monitored from off site and shared with the British Transport Police.

Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s asset management director, said, “We take our customers’ security very seriously so we are pleased to make this investment to help safeguard them and their possessions while using our stations.

“The message is clear - if you are intending to steal from or vandalise a rail station in East Anglia, our CCTV will provide us with very clear footage that will help us to identify and prosecute you.”