Benefits Street: Police ‘continuing to review footage’

Police are continuing to review footage from the controversial TV show Benefits Street.

Officers from Cleveland Police say inquiries are ongoing into circumstances surrounding some of the scenes and also what unedited footage is available.

The show featured residents living on Stockton’s Kingston Road.

One of the criticised scenes featured Neil Maxwell. The 36-year-old was shown apparently dealing in cannabis and claiming £700 a month in benefits.

Maxwell, who has since been jailed for his role in a double stabbing, was also filmed smoking the drug.

When the first show aired on May 11, Cleveland Police issued a statement confirming they would assess footage from the show to see whether it can assist in criminal investigations.

Full story: http://northstar.boards.net/thread/65/benefits-street-police-continuing-footage

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