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Privacy concerns over police road camera plans

PUBLISHED March 24, 2005

Civil liberties campaigners and motoring organisations urged caution today after it emerged police are to set up a national network of cameras across England and Wales to track down criminals using the roads.

The scheme will use automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) to identify vehicles the police want to trace. The system was tested by 23 forces between June 2003 and June 2004, leading to a substantial number of arrests, police said.