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Recognise these men? CCTV appeal

Gwent Police want information following a burglary in Lliswerry, Newport when a large amount of computer equipment was stolen and damaged.

Office break-in: police want to speak to these two Credit: Gwent Police
Do you recognise this man? Credit: Gwent Police

The offence occurred sometime between 9pm and 11pm on the 19th June.

If you saw anything suspicious or recognise anyone in this footage, contact 101 quoting log number 108 20/06/2016.


CCTV live monitoring to end in Carmarthenshire

Ammanford, Burry Port, Carmarthen and Llanelli have cameras. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Carmarthenshire County Council says live monitoring of CCTV cameras is to stop and the money saved to be used for the Meals on Wheels service.

It says the move was based on the findings of an independent review commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner saying there was no case to support active monitoring of public CCTV and that there was little evidence that the cameras deterred violent or alcohol related crime.

Carmarthenshire was the only county in the Dyfed Powys Police area to actively monitor CCTV cameras.

The council says savings of around £100,000 will fund the Meals on Wheels service.

The cameras, which are predominantly sited in town centre areas of Ammanford, Burry Port, Carmarthen and Llanelli, will remain on and continue to record but the reviewing of recorded footage would have to be undertaken by the Police.

We would like to thank members of the public for sharing their views with us, and we do appreciate their feelings regarding this issue.

However, evidence produced by the Police and Crime Commissioner showed that live monitoring was of little or no benefit, and he withdrew his funding for the service.

Further discussions will take place with the Commissioner and the Chief Constable shortly, we will pass on the results of the recent consultation and discuss future arrangements with them at that meeting.

– Councillor Pam Palmer, Carmarthenshire County Council

Police body camera scheme in Cardiff extended

Body cameras capture evidence in the same way as CCTV cameras Credit: PA

A body camera pilot scheme run by police in Cardiff is to be extended following a number of successful prosecutions.

Since June a team of response officers in the west of Cardiff have been equipped with the camera when attending 999 calls to violent incidents.

The cameras, similar to those worn by extreme sportspeople such as snow boarders and rock climbers, captures evidence in the same way as traditional CCTV cameras.

Two men were this week sentenced at Cardiff Magistrates' Court after being arrested by officers equipped with the camera.

Detective Sergeant Chris Hathway, from South Wales Police who is leading the project, said: "CCTV is used on a daily basis for successful prosecutions in a wide range of crimes.

"While Cardiff is well equipped with an excellent CCTV system, there are occasions where officers attend an incident perhaps at a residential or commercial property where there are no cameras.**

"This evidence will supplement all the usual enquiries such as witness statements and forensic examination."**