VIDEO: Tresham College students help fight crime in Kettering

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Students at Tresham College in Kettering have done their bit to help fight crime in Kettering town centre by designing a logo to warn shoplifters they are being watched.

PCSO David Hosie, Kettering’s retail crime PCSO, approached the college to ask students to design a logo – and says the winning design will be placed around the town centre sometime in the next month.

Students at Tresham College with their certificates (front row, from left) PCSO David Hosie, shortlisted students Ellea Fletcher, Chanelle Andrews (winner) and TJ Bull, Sgt Julie Mead and (far right) lecturer Maria Delves

Students at Tresham College with their certificates (front row, from left) PCSO David Hosie, shortlisted students Ellea Fletcher, Chanelle Andrews (winner) and TJ Bull, Sgt Julie Mead and (far right) lecturer Maria Delves

He and colleagues chose a design created by 17-year-old Chanelle Andrews, from Wellingborough.

PCSO Hosie said: “All of the designs were exceptional, it was a genuinely hard decision to make but the winning one did stand out.

“It is very eye catching.”

Chanelle said the idea of her design was to make criminals aware they were being watched.

The winning logo

The winning logo

She added: “I did some research but I did not see any other designs that are like mine.

“The idea with the eyes in the logo was to make criminals cautious that they were being watched.”

Tresham College graphics lecturer Maria Delves said: “We like to have projects like this where the students can work directly with a client, as it gives them a taste of what things are like in the real world.

“It is like giving them real live work experience.”

Sgt Julie Mead, from Kettering Police, said; “The new logo is part of a wider campaign of deterring shoplifting offenders in Kettering town centre.

“It is also a way of getting the community, in this case the college, involved in something we are doing.”