Saturday, December 13, 2008

SpyCam Story #501 - Button Your Lip

UK - Teenagers in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury are being fitted with James Bond-style spy cameras in a bid to catch out rogue shop keepers who sell alcohol to underage buyers.

Teenagers are fitted with the cameras, which match buttons on their clothes, by specialist police teams. They are then monitored as they enter off-licences and supermarkets and attempt to buy alcohol. Sounds and images are relayed back to police officers outside the premises who can then take action.

During the past three years Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Police have carried out more than 500 test purchase operations. (more)