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"We're watching you" - CCTV cameras to issue verbal warnings to revellers
10:47am Friday 20th December 2013 in News
CCTV cameras in Bridlington are to be used to emit audio messages and to challenge those behaving antisocially.
Staff monitoring the cameras will be able to “call out” to people they see acting irresponsibly and will also emit general messages about behaviour in the town centre.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council have teamed up with Humberside Police on the project, which will run over the Christmas period.
Sergeant Mark Shingles of Humberside Police, said he hoped to reduce violent crime, public order offences and antisocial behaviour.
He said: “It is hoped that by raising the profile of these CCTV cameras, people who are in the town and are considering misbehaving will know they are being watched because someone in the control room at the CCTV centre will actually speak to them directly via the audio capability within the CCTV units.
"It is therefore anticipated that they will reconsider their behaviour and stop what they are doing before the police are called to deal with these instances of anti-social behaviour."
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