Cameras used to tackle domestic violence

DIGITAL cameras are to be given to police in a bid to help them tackle the growing menace of domestic violence.From today every police response vehicle will be equipped with a digital camera to help officers gather evidence to support the claims made by victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes.

DIGITAL cameras are to be given to police in a bid to help them tackle the growing menace of domestic violence.

From today every police response vehicle will be equipped with a digital camera to help officers gather evidence to support the claims made by victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes.

The cameras have been purchased with money from the Home Office, in partnership with the seven borough and district Crime Reduction Partnerships in operation in Suffolk.

The new cameras will be a huge boost to Suffolk police who have vowed to make violent crime in the county their top priority.

Last year police in Suffolk received 2,380 reports of domestic violence between April and September, almost double the number for the same period in 2002.

The cameras were due to be launched at the same time as an innovative new agreement which is designed to improve the way victims of domestic crime, and all other crimes, are dealt with.

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The agreement is a partnership between Suffolk Police and the Crown Prosecution Service and aims to make it easier for victims of all crimes as they progress throughout the criminal justice process.

It is part of ongoing work by both parties to try to improve the care and service given to victims of domestic violence in Suffolk.

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