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West Yorks police trial 'revolutionary' fingerprint technology

West Yorkshire Police is trialling new technology that could revolutionise the way criminals are identified.

West Yorkshire Police trial new fingerprint technology Credit: ITV Yorkshire

In the past, police resources have been tied up for hours while suspects' fingerprints have been analysed.

In the past, police resources have been tied up for hours while suspects' fingerprints have been analysed. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Now new technology means they can use smartphones to check them in seconds.

West Yorkshire Police will be rolling out 250 scanners to its officers in the coming weeks. Police forces across the country are expected to follow suit.

Adam Fowler reports.

West Yorkshire Police, Assistant Chief Constable Andy Battle said:

The introduction of these fingerprint devices is a significant step forward for West Yorkshire Police and marks another milestone in our technological ambitions.

– Andy Battle, West Yorkshire Assistant Chief Constable