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Newbury businesses use Facewatch to catch thieves

Traders in a Berkshire town are trialling new computer software in a bid to catch shoplifters and thieves.

Businesses in Newbury are working with Thames Valley Police by using a system called Facewatch which allows them to send CCTV images of suspects directly to police.

It is the first town outside of London to use the software. Reading and Oxford have also shown an interest.

  • 05 Dec 2012