Erewash Labour Group has repeated calls for the release of a review of CCTV in Ilkeson after a mini crime-spree on Monday night last week.

Three Bath Street shops were targeted during break-ins which cost retailers hundreds of pounds in lost stock and damage.

The premises were hit by thieves between 5.30pm on Monday and 8.30am on Tuesday last week. They broke into Chambers Pet Supplies, Gas World and Munchies Takeaway, stealing cash and various stock.

Now Michelle Booth, Derbyshire County Councillor for Kirk Hallam, has urged Ilkeston Police Inspector Nick Daines to press Erewash Borough Council for the report’s release following the burglary rampage.

Cllr Booth said: “While small traders struggle and business rates increase, we should be able to rely upon a good service from all authorities responsible for our personal and economic safety.

“My concern is that if people feel that their safety concerns are being ignored then they will resort to self help.

The council’s said its review of CCTV across the borough was due to be finished in May but so far no new cameras have been installed at a trouble hotspot on Elizabeth Way, Kirk Hallam.

A number of crime incidents there led to a petition for a digital update to the old analogue cameras around its shops.

Nick Thurstan, head of environment and community safety, at Erewash Borough Council, said: “The outcomes from the CCTV review are being considered at the moment and any recommendations will be reported to the Council Executive in due course.”