A CCTV camera could be installed near a bridge in an attempt to stop persistent crime and anti-social behaviour.

Didcot Town Council is considering putting up the camera by Cow Lane Bridge, near the railway station.

The dark, narrow underpass which goes under the train bridge, has long been known as a site for crime and anti-social behaviour.

The walls are persistently graffitied and people have been attacked while walking through it.

In 2016, a 17-year-old had his phone stolen and was headbutted while walking under the bridge in broad daylight.

The plan was discussed at the last meeting of the council's environment committee and councillors will be updated at the full council meeting on Monday.

Councillors have resolved to begin the process of applying to install the camera and plan to gather evidence on the extent of the problem.

They will collect crime statistics and statements from people who have been affected.

The council would pay for the camera, which would be installed on the Ladygrove side of the railway, out of its own budget and has made £13,405 available.

A petition calling for the change has attracted 75 signatures on the iPetitions website.

It says: "People have a right to feel safe in their own environments and if we get CCTV it will help to do this."