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Northumbria Police to get money for eye detection testing for sex offenders

Northumbria Police is to get over £171,000 to implement polygraph and eye detection testing for sex offenders.

Detective Chief Inspector Jackie Coleman, from Northumbria Police, believes it will help officers be more accurate in the risk management of suspected and convicted sex offenders, as well as protect vulnerable victims.

"Introducing eye detection testing will be a first for the UK and we look forward to rolling out detail of this pioneering way of managing offenders in the very near future - one of many innovative ways in which we are seeking to provide better protection for the people of Northumbria."

– Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird