A CCTV operator has been praised for his work by the police.

Sid Alba is the dedicated CCTV operator for HamersmithLondon BID (Business Improvement District) and received two awards at a recent ceremony.

The first award was for being part of the Team of the Year, given to all operators working in the Control Room at Hammersmith Town Hall.

The second award was the other for his outstanding work helping keep Hammersmith town centre safe.

Mr Alba works as part of the Hammersmith & Fulham Council CCTV team, but is funded by the BID so spends his time focusing solely on helping to deliver a safe and secure Hammersmith town centre.

Having helped to clamp down on the number of drug dealers operating in Hammersmith, the operator was deemed to have shown a "dedicated and exemplary service to CCTV" in Hammersmith.

After receiving the award, he said: “Being recognised as the ‘CCTV Team of the Year’ by the Met Police at New Scotland Yard was an honour.

“It was wonderful for all of our hard work making Hammersmith a safer place to live, work and visit to be acknowledged. It was also satisfying for me to know that we have the best CCTV team in London working for Hammersmith & Fulham Council and the BID."