Body video cameras to be worn by Mid Ulster police from today

Body worn video cameras
Body worn video cameras

Police on duty across the Mid Ulster district will wear body worn video cameras from today.

In a Facebook update published this afternoon, the PSNI said the move to video evidence "puts the victims of crime first".

The post reads: "Video evidence provides a compelling account of events and enables the raw emotion and action from a scene to be replayed in the courts in a manner that could never be captured in a witness statement. It also supports accountability and transparency, both of which are key elements in increasing public confidence in policing.

"The introduction of this new technology is the latest example of our commitment to these principles as we continue to work together with the community to keep people safe."