A wanted man was arrested yesterday (Thursday 24 May) after being spotted by the Brilliant Brighton [Business Improvement District] Ambassadors.
Andrew Nicol, who was wanted on recall to prison for breaching his licence conditions, was spotted by two of the ambassadors in the city centre. They contacted police and kept Nicol under surveillance until police arrived to make the arrest. A great example of partnership working in the city.
The Brilliant Brighton Ambassadors are part of the Business Improvement District (BID) which is a defined geographical area which involves all businesses located within it. Traders join together to fund improvements to their trading environment.
The BID works to create a thriving, safe, clean and vibrant city centre that residents and visitors alike want to come back to time and time again.
The ambassadors work in partnership with the Brighton and Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership, Sussex Police and the City Council and offer a security presence for traders and shoppers in the Business Improvement District area. The ambassadors are funded by the 517 businesses in the BID area.
The ambassadors are all Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensed security guards but they're not just for security; alongside the security role the ambassadors patrol the city centre to offer a friendly face to help members of the public in the city whether that is people asking for directions or people in need of first aid. The ambassadors are a great addition to the city helping keep Brighton a safe and happy place for all.