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Man in Texas Stops Burglary in UK via Web

Reuters News Wire (
Sun, 27 Aug 2006 17:31:00 -0500

An American helped foil a burglary in northern England whilst watching
a Beatles-related webcam over the Internet, police said on Friday.

The man from Dallas was using a live camera link to look at Mathew
Street, an area of Liverpool synonymous with the Beatles and home to
the Cavern Club where the band regularly played.

He saw intruders apparently breaking into a sports store and alerted
local police.

"We did get a call from someone in Dallas who was watching on a webcam
that looks into the tourist areas, of which Mathew Street is one
because of all the Beatles stuff," a Merseyside Police spokeswoman

"He called directly through to police here." Officers were sent to the
scene and three suspects were arrested.

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.

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