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New ANPR cameras will cover more roads in Rutland

New automatic numberplate recognition cameras are being put up on roads in Rutland to help crack cross-border crime.

The ANPR cameras allow forces to track specific vehicles in close to 'real time'.

Sgt Paul Kear, who oversees policing in Rutland, welcomed the prospect of more cameras going up on the county's roads.

Sgt Paul Kear in Oakham
Sgt Paul Kear in Oakham

"They help us deal with criminals who are 'visiting' this area to commit crimes.

"The cameras are very helpful in being able to trace a vehicle when it leaves the area, and means we can work more easily with other police forces across the country to trace criminals."

There are more than 11,000 ANPR cameras in the UK, forming a network which can be accessed by police forces.

An ANPR camera
An ANPR camera
  • Rutland has no fixed speed cameras, although last week it was suggested the Safer Rutland Partnership, which includes representatives from the police and Rutland County Council, might explore having them.

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