A PRIVATE security firm has launched covert surveillance to catch burglars.

Sparta Burglar Watch was launched earlier this month by former boxer “Fearless” Francis Jones, who has attracted national attention since he set up Sparta Security in 2007. In full camouflage gear and using night-vision technology, Mr Jones and his officers are patrolling burglary hotspots in Darlington in an attempt to catch criminals in the act….