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Cameras hidden in name badges to catch Merseyside criminals

Shop workers targeted in hate crimes in Merseyside will be given secret cameras to wear, the police and crime commissioner (PCC) said.

Forty-eight body cameras will be hidden in name badges and aim to catch and prosecute those who abuse staff.

PCC Jane Kennedy said £105,000 was given by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) for projects to help victims of crime.

In addition, about 100 GPS tracked safety alarms will be given to high-risk domestic violence victims.

There will be more support for men who have been sexually assaulted, Ms Kennedy said.

In Cheshire, the MOJ has funded a domestic violence court, where victims can give evidence over video-link.

The Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer was awarded £70,000 for the Specialist Domestic Violence Court.

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