Banbury Lane in Kings Sutton getting ANPR Camera


Banbury Lane in Kings Sutton

Drivers details will be checked against several databases for the prevention and detection of crime

Drivers hoping to avoid being spotted by the police will no longer be able to remain incognito by using the backroads through Kings Sutton.   A new Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera will soon be installed in the village on Banbury Lane.

ANPR cameras read the registration of passing vehicles and check them across several databases, raising the alert if a vehicle is stolen or linked to crime.   Data and information collected by ANPR cameras is only used in the prevention and detection of crime and in some cases, to safeguard vulnerable adults.

The installation is one of 150 new cameras that will more than double the size of the ANPR network in Northamptonshire. The cameras mark a £1.3 million investment in ANPR technology by Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold and Chief Constable Nick Adderley.

Camera sites have been chosen following an analysis of where they will most effectively support the investigation of crime.   Sites include the county’s major roads, strategic routes in rural areas and on the county borders.

Speaking in December Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold said: “I want Northamptonshire Police to have all the necessary technological support to help them keep the county safe and this major extension to our camera network should send the message that Northamptonshire has no place for criminals to hide.

“The cameras allow us to monitor vehicles of interest moving around our county and while we have had reasonable coverage in our major urban areas, this investment extends that protection across our rural areas further strengthening the urban coverage but greatly enhancing that in rural communities.

“I am pleased that we are able to make such a significant financial investment in the safety of this county and I want people to feel confident in the Force’s response to crime and its ability to keep them safe.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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