Journalist Nick Wallis joins police forces around the nation to discover how CCTV and technological advances are helping to bring criminals to justice. The programme reveals how essential surveillance cameras have become in the fight against crime and features footage of people caught red-handed.
Journalist Nick Wallis joins police forces across the UK to discover how CCTV and technological advances are helping to fight the huge rise in street crime. In London, the Met's robbery squads work the streets on a busy Friday night, and with criminals now using motorbikes to get away, cameras help officers identify, track and apprehend offenders. Nick also finds out how pickpockets, scammers and bag thieves use sleight of hand and distraction to relieve people of their valuables.
Documentary showing how CCTV and other technological advances are helping to bring car thieves to justice. Suspected criminals in Chester are involved in a high-speed chase through the city centre, and there is footage that helped put an end to one of London's most prolific gangs. The programme also includes film of a getaway in which robbers tried to evade the law by driving at 180mph.
Journalist Nick Wallis joins police forces around the nation to discover how CCTV and technological advances are helping to bring criminals to justice. In Hammersmith, west London, camera operators help police as they try to enforce a drinking ban on a local park and spot a group whose members may be about to break into a shop.
Nick Wallis examines how CCTV and helicopter cameras mean wrongdoers can no longer hide in a crowd. He highlights the use of such footage to help seal the conviction of a man involved in the August 2011 riots across England, and reports on a state-of-the-art network monitoring a football crowd of 21,000 as Leicester City take on Barnsley.