Camera's aim to capture attackers.(News)

Closed Circuit Television Cameras are to be fitted to four fire engines in Greater Manchester, on a trial basis, in a bid to reduce attacks on firefighters.

The locations have been chosen based on statistical evidence which highlights them as "hot-spots" for these types of attack.

This year there have been 164 reported attacks on firefighters, ranging from verbal abuse, stones and bricks being thrown to physical assault.

The high quality fixed mounted cameras will be switched on at the discretion of the Officer in Charge of the fire engine and used to capture images of any would be attackers. Any footage captured will be downloaded from the camera's hard drive and passed to the police to assist in the prosecution of offenders. …

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