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Police in Warrington to wear cameras to record crimes
3:53pm Thursday 9th January 2014 in News
A PILOT scheme which will see police officers carrying body worn cameras will take place in Warrington.
Twenty four will be used in the town, 12 in the town centre team and 12 in the central area team which covers districts such as Orford.
Crime commissioner John Dwyer said: "I think piloting worn body cameras in Cheshire is an excellent idea.
"I think these cameras will prove themselves invaluable when it comes to prosecuting offenders who try every trick in the book to get off.
"It’s hard to argue against an image or video footage of you being caught in the act."
The cameras will be mainly used to target incidents related to the town's night time economy. The cameras, which cost £299 per unit, will be overtly used, and where possible people will be told that the cameras are recording say police.
John added: "Using this kind of technology will ultimately help the constabulary make Cheshire a safer place to live."
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