West Midlands Police launch crime fighting phone 'app'

New phone 'app' allows members of the public to view CCTV while out and about Credit: West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police have launched a new 'app', which features the faces of crime suspects.

The Facewatch application allows smart-phone and tablet users to view CCTV of people wanted by West Midlands Police whilst on the move.

They can then anonymously submit names of people they believe may be involved or other information about the crime.

Almost 200 images have been uploaded to Facewatch during a pilot stage, resulting in nine arrests.

The mobile application is expected to be populated with a growing number of wanted faces as more regional businesses embrace the system.