More than 200 schools, including 42 in the South East, are using CCTV cameras in toilets or changing rooms. Is it sensible or intrusive?
Kent tops the list of counties in Britain where councils are using controversial surveillance powers, according to 'Big Brother Watch'.
Police have released CCTV pictures after a gang of six men attacked a man in a Kent pub.
Officers in Poole investigating an assault on a teenager in the centre of town are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward – with a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak with being released.
The incident happened at approximately 2.20pm on Sunday 8June 2014 at the bus station near to the Dolphin Centre.
– Police Constable Simon Young, Poole Police
A 16-year-old boy from Poole stood with a friend waiting for a bus when an unknown man ‘barked’ at him aggressively for no apparent reason. When the victim asked him what he was doing the suspect head-butted him and ran off toward the service road. The boy sustained a small cut to his face as a result of the attack.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 8:220. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crime stoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
Police have released this CCTV image of a man they think could help them after a man exposed himself to a 16-year-old boy on a train.
The boy boarded the train at Guildford at 11pm on Tuesday 20th May and sat in the third carriage from the front.
Shortly after the train left, a man sitting near the boy exposed himself and began behaving inappropriately.
The boy moved and told the train guard what happened.
The guard saw the man leave the train at Ash station.
Detective Constable Tony Bronger said, "I urgently want to speak to the man pictured as I think he has crucial information about what happened. If you recognise him, please get in touch. I am also keen to hear from anyone who was on the train and may have witnessed the incident."
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference number SSUB/B8 of 30/06/2014.
Thames Valley Police has released a CCTV image of a man it would like to speak to in connection with a theft in Wokingham.
At around 10.22am on Monday 9 June, a man entered the Halfords store in Gazelle Close and stole a Carrera Kraken mountain bike.
Investigating officer PC Paul Bentley from Wokingham police station said: “It is believed the man went towards the Winnersh Triangle train station so if you know or recognise the man, or have any information about this incident, I would urge you to call Thames Valley Police on 101.”
British Transport Police are continuing their investigation after one of their officers was assaulted at Aylesbury station on Friday 20 September.
Today the police released a CCTV image of the man they'd like to speak to in connection with the attack. PC Robert Maulini, the investigating officer, said:
"Around 9pm, the victim, a member of staff approached a man who was seen to have jumped the ticket barriers. The victim questioned the man and told him he would have to buy a valid ticket. The man then punched the victim repeatedly in the face, knocking him to the ground."
"Another man then began to verbally threaten the victim whilst he was on the floor. Both men then made off from the station."
The victim was left with minor cuts and bruises.
Detectives investigating the murder of a Chatham woman have renewed their appeal to help identify a potential witness.
Officers are trying to trace a man wearing a cap seen in Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, at the time victim Harjit Chaggar was last seen on Monday 2nd September.
Her body was found in the basement of a shop in Chatham.
44-year-old Abdul Hannan and Murshed Miah who's 38, both of Maidstone, and Mohammed Liaket Islam aged 28, from Gillingham, have been charged with murder. A fourth man from Chatham, remains on bail.
A great way to tackle crime or a big brother style invasion of privacy? CCTV cameras can be found on most high streets nowadays. And one of the largest CCTV hubs in the country, covering North Kent has resulted in thousands of arrests since it came into operation last April.
The majority, for shoplifting, anti-social behaviour, assault and affray. Sarah Saunders spoke to Sgt Steve Holpin from Kent police and Medway Council's Robin Cooper.
Detectives investigating the murder of a Chatham woman have released CCTV images of a vehicle they would like to trace.
Harjit Chaggar's body was found in the basement of a shop in Luton Road on Saturday 14th September but the 69-year-old was last seen on the afternoon of Monday 2nd September.
Officers would like to speak to the driver of a dark-coloured vehicle seen travelling along Magpie Hall Road on the afternoon of Monday 2nd September.
The vehicle had what appears to be a distinctive blue and white rectangular sign on both sides.
44-year-old Abdul Hannan and Murshed Miah, aged 38, both of Maidstone, and 28-year-old Mohammed Liaket Islam from Gillingham, have been charged with murder. A fourth man, aged 27, from Chatham, remains on bail.
Nearly 3400 arrests have been made in Medway since the new CCTV hub was introduced in April 2012.
The control centre in Strood looks over 750 cameras, covering Medway, Swale, Maidstone and Gravesham.
From April 2012 to August 2013, 3396 arrests were made, with the majority for shoplifting, anti-social behaviour, assault and affray.
Councillor Peter Hicks, Medway Council's portfolio holder for Community Safety said, "This partnership with our neighbours has proved the value of CCTV in making people feel safer in their local areas, as well as leading to arrests."
Police video. Who are these people? Organised gangs have been blamed for an increase in bike thefts. Police have released CCTV pictures after 168 recorded thefts from railway stations in Sussex over just five months.
Transport officers believe that, with cycling becoming more popular, some bikes are being 'stolen to order'.
Police want to speak to these two people after two bottles of champagne worth more than £600 were stolen from a shop in Winchester. A man and a woman were seen to enter Majestic Wine in Andover Road Retail Park, Winchester at about 4.20pm on Saturday, August 31.
When a staff member was distracted they went behind the counter and took two bottles of Krug champagne and left the shop without paying.