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Spy Helicopter Watches UK Festival :: Skrufff.com

Reported by Olly @ Trackitdown on August 28, 2007

Police monitored individuals at the V Festival with a high tech pilot-less ‘skycopter’ packed with infrared cameras and night vision lenses last weekend, the first time such a drone has been used at a major UK event.

Chief Inspector Pete Owen pronounced himself delighted with the new virtually invisible spy machine, warning criminals ‘we will be watching you and you will be arrested if you are caught on camera’, though roboticks expert Noel Sharkey warned of sinister implications.

"How long will it be before someone gets Tasered from the air for dropping litter,” said Mr Sharkey, “Or even for relieving themselves down an alleyway under cover of night?" (The Guardian)

In more Orwellian style surveillance news, the Metro newspaper ran a story headlined ‘'Thought police' to target drinkers’ this week, as the government introduced new laws allowing police to exclude anyone they like from town centres for up to 48 hours.

The paper said police using the new 'directions to leave' banning orders will be able to kick people out of town if they think they look like trouble makers, warning ‘‘well-behaved people who refuse to stop drinking can also be targeted.’

'Anti-social behaviour can be a menace,” said Gareth Crossman from civil liberties group Liberty conceded, “But these new powers allow people to be moved on and possibly criminalised even if they are minding their own business.'

The legislation also highlighted how much police are increasingly relying on CCTV, with officers being specifically instructed to use it to enforce individuals’ bans.

“To help in enforcement a constable can ask a police closed circuit television (CCTV) operator (or police mobile CCTV system, or video team) to photograph an individual who is being given a direction to leave. This may particularly be the case where photographic evidence is needed of a direction to leave being given for evidence for a prosecution,” the official guidelines explain.

“In addition to police operated mobile CCTV, ‘ICEFLO’ (immediate capture of evidence, for front-line officers), digital or Polaroid camera equipment may be useful for areas that do not have fixed CCTV coverage.”

http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk/news-and-publications/publication/operational-policing/directions-to-leave-localityTo help in enforcement a constable can ask a police closed circuit television (CCTV) operator (or police mobile CCTV system, or video team) to photograph an individual who is being given a direction to leave. This may particularly be the case where photographic evidence is needed of a direction to leave being given for evidence for a prosecution. In addition to police operated mobile CCTV, ‘ICEFLO’ (immediate capture of evidence, for front-line officers), digital or Polaroid camera equipment may be useful for areas that do not have fixed CCTV coverage . . .’)

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