Images of suspects go online

Web surfers can turn crime-fighters simply by recognising a familiar face on their computer screen. CCTV images on the Norfolk police website

Web surfers can turn crime-fighters simply by recognising a familiar face on their computer screen.

Images of suspects caught off-guard by security cameras are being posted to Norfolk

police's website to give officers a helping hand from the eagle-eyed public.

The CCTV pictures section will publish footage from cameras of people that investigating officers want to speak to in relation to crimes.


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It is hoped that visitors to

the site will be able to

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recognise various individuals and let the police know their identity, current whereabouts

or any other relevant information.

Det Chief Insp Mick Gent said: "This new section will prove

to be extremely useful in assisting us with our

inquiries.

"We urge people to get in

touch if they recognise any

of the individuals shown - your information could prove

vital.

"This is something we have

not been able to do in the

past."

There are currently about 20 images on the site, all from Norwich incidents and some dating back to November last year.

They include a young woman with long brown hair at the Co-Op on Catton Grove Road,

a man in a distinctive pale

grey hoodie and black gloves looking directly at the camera

in HMV on Gentleman's Walk

and a shaven-headed man listening to headphones in a convenience store on Unthank Road.

Suspects are also pictured at the city's Job Centre, outside City College, at various petrol stations and a betting shop.

Fresh pictures will be uploaded from around the county - or from around the UK if a suspect is connected to Norfolk - as and when the public's help is needed and will remain on the site for up to a month.

Each image can be enlarged and includes information on the date, time and location of the incident and the number of people involved.

Reports to the police can be made on-line or by phoning 0845 456 4567.

Visit www.norfolk. police.uk, go to the Can You Help Us

menu and then the CCTV images section.

CCTV images on the Norfolk police website

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