Super-recognisers: the policemen who can pick you out of a crowd

An elite group of police officers known as super-recognisers with photographic memories whose job it is to identify suspects on CCTV.

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How police 'super-recognisers' identify suspects of crime

An elite group of police officers have the job of identifying each suspect captured on CCTV.

Known as super-recognisers, these policemen have the ability to match faces on camera to those stored in their photographic memory.

This exceptional ability has helped prosecute hundreds of people who took part in last summer's troubles.

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