Pioneering website will be shut down

A GROUNDBREAKING website which has been so successful it has been rolled out nationally is to be switched off.

West Yokshire Police’s Beatcrime site was launched more than six years ago so residents could get a detailed picture of crimes committed in their area.

The site was given a national award in 2009.

But now that a national crime-mapping website, launched by the Home Office in January, is running, West Yorkshire Police Authority has decided to shut the regional site.

Beatcrime will remain live until Sunday, July 31. After that visitors will be transferred to the national website.