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Police trial facial recognition technology

Humberside Police has revealed it is the first police force in the UK to trial the use of ground-breaking new facial recognition technology to help identify wanted people.

The two day trial – which was run in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police – took place at King George Docks. And, while the final results agree still being collated, initial indications are that it’s been a success.

Assistant Chief Constable Chris Noble told Beverley FM: “The system works with the existing CCTV system at the port, allowing us to use the cameras to scan the faces of passengers against a data base of more than 100 people who are currently wanted in this area – and it’s particularly useful in helping us to identify criminals travelling under false identities.”