In the Media

Eye in the sky tracks child sex offenders

PUBLISHED September 2, 2004

Paedophiles and wife-beaters are to be tracked by satellite in pilot schemes to be announced today by David Blunkett.

Trials of surveillance equipment will involve 120 sex offenders, wife-beaters and prolific juvenile and adult offenders and will last a year. The tests will be held in Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and Hampshire, after which a decision will be taken on extending satellite tracking throughout England and Wales.