A Smartphone app which lets Londoners enter a postcode before bringing up CCTV images of people wanted for questioning by police has just been launched. Hopefully, anyone using the app will realise that pictured individuals are innocent of any crime unless and until proven guilty. The free app has heavy police backing, and was released by a newly-created non-profit, funded by sponsors such as the CPP, BlackBerry and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.
Sky News reports: Londoners are being urged to use their smartphones to identify suspected criminals, including almost 3,000 people involved in last year’s London riots.
The Facewatch app lets Londoners enter a postcode before bringing up CCTV images of people wanted for questioning by police. It can be further refined by limiting the geographical parameters of the search.
If the user recognises a suspect the police can be directly notified of the suspect’s name and address with…
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