Body cameras for police

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STATES police officers are to wear cameras to record criminals as part of a new approach to policing the Island.

The devices, which will be worn on an officer's chest, will be trialled by a small number of uniformed PCs during the next six months and will become more widely used if they prove to be a success.

It is hoped that the cameras will force more criminals to admit to their actions and plead guilty, which in turn would remove the need of a costly trial.

Inspector Sarah Henderson, who is leading the project, said: 'The use of body-worn cameras has been common place in the UK for many years and it is something we think we can benefit from here.'

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