Work to remove millions of pounds worth of anti-terrorism spy cameras which were installed in predominately Muslim areas of Birmingham has been completed.
A team of contractors began removing the 218 CCTV and ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) between Washwood Heath and Sparkbrook, last month.
West Midlands Police has announced that the last camera finally came down on May 27.
Police claim the cameras were never switched on and work will now begin on removing all the supporting infrastructure and equipment associated with the cameras, a spokesman added.
There was public uproar when the cameras, which were funded using £3million of anti-terrorism cash, were installed without any consultation.
The first camera was removed from Hodge Hill Road near to Stechford Road, in Ward End, in early May. It was estimated that it cost £630,000 to remove the cameras in total.
No decision has been made yet about the future of the cameras but they could be used in other parts of the city where needed or sold on.
Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Rowe, of West Midlands Police, said: “We have liaised closely with our communities to keep them informed of developments and when they can expect cameras to be removed from actual streets.
“I hope that the removal of all of the cameras will allow us to continue forging stronger relationships with residents and businesses in the area.”