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CCTV spy cameras will TALK in London
Speakers to tick off anti-social yobs
LONDON is to get CCTV cameras that tell off offenders in the street.
Drunks, vandals and litter louts will be chastised with a child’s voice broadcast over loudspeakers.
The cameras will zero in on anti-social behaviour and an operator at a control centre will
BY MARTIN BENTHAM
trigger the pre-recorded ticking off. And not only will the camera talk, it will listen. A help button will allow the public to alert the control centre to turn the lens to trouble elsewhere. A scheme in Middlesbrough using the special cameras, pic-
tured, is said to have cut public order offences by 70 per cent. But it was branded “absurd” by civil liberty campaigners today Other critics said crimi. nals will simply move on. Tony Arbour of the Metropolitan Police Authority said: “We are accustomed to Big Brother
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Every daughter’s nightmare: it’s bad enough having your dad at your 18th — but Peaches Geldof’s father Bob also seemed to throw himself into the circus theme with a clown-style outfit last night