Camera trial to capture the threatening few

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By Walsall Advertiser | Friday, August 10, 2012, 09:00

VIOLENT thugs who hurl abuse at Walsall's parking enforcers could find themselves starring in their own video nasty – thanks to cutting-edge cameras to be worn by local officers.

Council staff are set to wear body-mounted CCTV as part of a trial to curb violence.

Enforcement officers will use the equipment in a bid to gather evidence against abusive motorists.

The move is part of a drive to make the streets of Walsall safer.

Councillor Tom Ansell, Walsall Council cabinet member for transport, said: "We took on the duties for parking in order to free-up police officers to tackle other concerns.

"We know that we wouldn't win every popularity contest but for the most park drivers know that if they park legally they won't get a shock when they return to their car.

"In very isolated incidents people are abusive and the body mounted CCTV camera sends out a clear warning that this kind of behaviour won't be tolerated."

CCTV equipment will be worn across the borough as part of a one-month trial.

Footage can be passed onto West Midlands Police to help with possible prosecutions.

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