Reply to post: Re: What if I object?

Revealed: UK councils shrug at privacy worries, strap on body cams

GruntyMcPugh Silver badge

Re: What if I object?

"f anyone voluntarily breaks the law, filmed footage should be permissible in evidence regardless of the age of the criminal. "

It would be permissible, the publication limitations are about identifying minors to the general populace. Using video footage in court with reporting restrictions in place wouldn't be an issue, the identities of the suspects would be protected until they are sentenced, only then would their images get released to the press. I followed a relevant case recently, turns out my wife and I crossed paths with a young chap that went on to murder someone later that night. We recognised him from his description, and spoke to the Police about where he might have been caught on CCTV. It wasn't until sentencing when the pictures were released to the public, and we were sure we had identified the suspect.

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