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Video: Police introduce CCTV bodycams in fight against crime

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: July 07, 2012

Avon and Somerset Police are using the new CCTV bodycams. See a video of the cameras in action below...

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Hi-tech CCTV bodycams are being used by police in Somerset in the battle against crime in the county.

Avon and Somerset Police say the innovative cameras can help gather vital evidence to be used in court, as well as reducing the number of assaults on officers.

A police spokesman said: "We use the bodycams to help us fight crime in hot-spot areas by enabling our officers to gather evidence that can be used in court.

"We also use them to help cut the number of assaults against police officers by getting them to wear them at times when they are more likely to be attacked.

"The bodycams cost just £500 per unit and have already helped us to gain convictions against numerous criminals in court.

"Offenders are far more likely to plead guilty if they know that they have been captured on CCTV, saving the time and expense of taking cases to court."

To see footage of Avon and Somerset Police using the CCTV bodycams, watch the video below...

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  • scottidee  |  July 07 2012, 9:54AM

    Hows that royal gun law working for the good citizens of Somerset and the UK ?