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Police across city given new hi-tech 'body cams'

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Police are using the latest in body camera technology so they can capture vital information when responding to incidents.

Over the past 18 months, officers have been trialling the cameras, which can be attached to officers' uniforms.

They are now set to be rolled out across the city.

The devices enable officers to view and record incidents as they happen, proving vital when taking a case to court and getting justice for victims of crime.

Sergeant Chris Blount, a response officer from the city, said: "We will gather as much evidence as possible from a scene but cameras provide a case with evidence you cannot get anywhere else, giving a clear picture of an incident.

"This is vital in deterring, investigating and detecting crimes of all types, from drugs offences to domestic incidents, and to have the best technology available will help us do just that."

Inspector Rob Randell, one of the city's operational command inspectors, said: "Camera technology has significantly developed since we began using them.

"The new cameras will enable us to get an even better and clearer image of the incidents and scenes that we attend.

"These cameras will benefit victims hugely, and I hope that they feel reassured that we are always looking for new ways to investigate and detect the crimes they report.

"CCTV can prove to be invaluable in court and also in identifying those criminals who cause misery to members of the public.

"It really is a vital element of policing."

Police across city given   new hi-tech   'body cams'


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