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New CCTV cameras to cover more of Marbella

Construction work on the new monitoring centre at the police HQ.
Construction work on the new monitoring centre at the police HQ. / CHARO MÁRQUEZ
  • Work is under way at a new monitoring room at the town's Local Police headquarters

The council's video surveillance system in Marbella, currently covering a few crime hotspots only, is shortly to be extended to cover Marbella Old Town and San Pedro Alcántara.

There will be 110 new cameras in total, which will also watch over Avenida Ricardo Soriano from the 'Piruli', the Alameda and Avenida del Mar pedestrian area towards the beach, and parts of the Puerto Deportivo marina near the town centre.

This will be the second phase of the rollout. The first phase with 85 cameras is already operating and covers Puerto Banús, La Cañada shopping mall car park, Elviria shopping plaza and part of the marina.

Work is under way on a new emergency coordination and monitoring centre at the resort's Local Police headquarters that is due to open in September at a cost of 200,000 euros.