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£9,000 cameras for Harrogate traffic wardens approved

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Image caption Harrogate Council may introduce body cameras for its traffic wardens following attacks

Plans to spend £9,000 on body cameras to protect traffic wardens from attacks by members of the public have been approved.

Harrogate Council approved the move after eight physical assaults and six incidents of verbal abuse since 2013.

Police have issued three cautions, a fixed penalty notice and obtained one prosecution, with two prosecutions pending.

The council will now purchase 23 cameras and three docking stations.

It will share the £9,100 cost with North Yorkshire County Council and Craven and Selby District Councils.

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