Six new cameras will be installed in Brecon town centre next week.

Work will start on Monday, August 17, which will see cameras installed in High Street, Tredegar Street, The Bulwark, Co-op Car Park and Ship Street.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the camera locations have been decided following a review of a crime pattern analysis and in consultation with partner agencies.

"This is a positive move for Brecon," Powys Commander Superintendent Steve Davies said.

"Having the cameras in place while we experience an increase in visitors to the area during the holiday period will help us to keep everyone as safe as possible and assist us in carrying out quality investigations when required.”

The project is part part of the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn’s key pledge to reinvest in a public CCTV system.

Mr Llywelyn said: “Work is continuing on the CCTV project, and I am delighted that two towns are now set to benefit from new cameras.

“Three camera will be installed in Newcastle Emlyn this week, and six in Brecon next week, bringing the number of towns we have included in the CCTV project to 23.

“I am confident the cameras will prove to be a valuable asset in keeping these towns safe and assisting with the detection of crime.”

The CCTV project is bringing more than 120 state of the art cameras to towns throughout the police force area of Powys, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Work is being carried out by contractors Baydale Control Systems Ltd. The hi-tech cameras are being supplied by Hikvision UK & Ireland.