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A SPEED camera appears to have been completely removed after a new pole was sliced in what may have been a targeted attack.
Equipment at Huddersfield Road in the Millbrook area of Stalybridge, outside St James’ Church, had recently been updated to one of the taller models currently being put in.
But after only being installed in mid-September, it was left against the wall after being cut in the early hours of Thursday, October 26.
Now after workmen arrived to seemingly reinstall the camera 24 hours later, there now appears to be no sign of it ever being there.
What happened to the camera – which appeared to have had a saw or angle grinder used on it, such was the cleanliness of the slice – remains a mystery but its fate has divided opinion, with some celebrating while others believe its absence will only encourage speeding on that stretch of road.
Another newly-installed camera further down Huddersfield Road, outside St Paul’s Primary school, was attacked after it was put in. However, that has since been repaired.
The Correspondent approached Tameside Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Police for comment.
TfGM advised it would be GMP who would be leading on the incident. However, the force has not yet responded.