30th April 2010
New technology could help reduce insurance claims in Cumbria
Home insurance policyholders in the north-west might be relieved to hear about some new technology that has been introduced to help tackle crime.
Police in Penrith have invested in a thermal imaging camera which can record pictures of people and vehicles that are up to one kilometre away.
The kit will be used to "during the hours of darkness when responding to reports of burglary and thefts ... [it can] detect body heat so there is nowhere for criminals to hide," said Inspector Richard Quinn.
Cumbria Constabulary is one of the first in the country to buy the handheld device and it will be used across the county as necessary.
The force may also decide to use this equipment in the hunt for a missing man in Ulverston.
Stewart Wayne Griffiths - who was often seen riding a bicycle - disappeared on January 20th this year and has not been seen since.
Posted by Victor Onuohae
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