19:10 30 January 2018
Robocop cameras, or CCTV systems that allow police to speak directly through the camera, have proven to be very successful in combating antisocial behaviour in Hessle. Because of the excellent results, Robocop cameras, which were first introduced to the King George V playing fields, are coming to Hessle’s Swinegate car park, which is known to be a trouble hotspot and congregation for gangs.
Hessle town and county councillor David Nolan said: "These youths are out of control and intimidating residents using the car park and those living nearby,"
"Following the success of our RoboCop camera on Boothferry Road playing fields in dealing with drug taking and petty vandalism at the youth shelter, we are putting our second camera in the main Swinegate car park.
"The local police team can access both cameras via their mobile phones while on patrol and issue verbal commands to "clear off" through the loud speaker.
"The ability to pan and zoom the cameras which are high definition, means the police can identify and prosecute vandals."
The project proved to be extremely popular with those living in the area. One resident said: "I want to thank all concerned for the installation of cameras on the field.
"What a difference it has made. The field is now being used for what it was intended for. No hassle from anyone. It's bliss."
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