World Cup: It's all on camera

PUBLISHED: 11:47 08 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:17 06 May 2010

POLICE have got CCTV cameras wired up to catch violence in town centre during the World Cup. The cameras will be studied vigorously to spot theft, assault and public order offences. Hertfordshire Police Chief Constable Frank Whiteley said: CCTV enables o

POLICE have got CCTV cameras wired up to catch violence in town centre during the World Cup.

The cameras will be studied vigorously to spot theft, assault and public order offences.

Hertfordshire Police Chief Constable Frank Whiteley said: "CCTV enables officers to be deployed more effectively, as monitoring incidents allows police to intervene quickly and stop incidents escalating.

"It also provides valuable guidance for officers to the scene."

The police have also issued a No Excuses message for motorists who are caught drink driving in a campaign that runs until July 5.

Insp Keith Tilley, from the strategic road policing unit, said: "It is all too easy to have a leisurely drink and then be tempted to drive home.

"You could be breaking the law and will have to live with the consequences if caught or live with the guilt of killing someone - it is just not worth taking a chance."

Police also warn against domestic violence which they expect to rise because of people drinking more.

Det Chief Insp Fiona Gaskell said: "The Constabulary continues to take a tough line on domestic violence and is totally committed to investigating the crime, protecting the victim and relentlessly pursuing the offender.

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