A Pontypridd police officer will be the first to trial a new high-tech crime fighting initiative - using hand-held CCTV equipment to tackle crime in the town centre.
The officer will use the CCTV along with other state-of-the-art gadgets as part of efforts to reduce anti-social behaviour over the festive season.
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