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Grampian Police officers in Aberdeenshire wearing body cameras

Grampian Police officer
Image caption The cameras are said to offer police officers extra protection

Grampian Police officers in Aberdeenshire are being given access to body-worn video cameras, after they were hailed a success in Aberdeen.

The force said more than 90% of cases pursued in the first year, using evidence from the cameras, resulted in early guilty pleas.

They take digital video, and are lighter than a mobile phone.

Insp John Esson, who is leading the roll-out in Aberdeenshire, said: "The use of these cameras could cut crime."

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