Cameras spy on domestic violence

Two state-of-the-art cameras used by officers in Hartlepool to clampdown on domestic violence have been hailed a success.

Feb 8, 2007
By David Howell
Social media footage of the disturbance.

Two state-of-the-art cameras used by officers in Hartlepool to clampdown on domestic violence have been hailed a success.

The pencil-sized ‘headcams’ were worn by specialist officers over the festive season in ten separate incident and proved invaluable in helping to gather evidence proving offences where victims were unwilling to go to court.

Seargent Helen Eustace at Cleveland Police said: “The cameras can be used to gather some powerful evidence which often doesn’t come across in a written statement. The video footage can show the state of a property and the victim’s injuries. The cameras also help in the case of unsupported prosecutions where the victim does not want to press charges.”

The cameras were deployed in Hartlepool as a pilot scheme, and it is the first time that Cleveland has used the equipment.

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