South East Wales

Gwent Police officers get body-worn video cameras

Inspector Richard Blakemore wearing one of the cameras Image copyright Gwent police
Image caption Insp Richard Blakemore wearing one of the cameras

Police officers will be issued with video cameras to mount on their clothing.

Gwent Police is rolling out the initiative following a pilot in Newport city centre in August.

The force said the cameras will help to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, increase public confidence and provide transparency around officers' actions.

The approach has been used by other forces, including North Wales Police.

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