Police team to bug thugs

Police team to bug thugs

CAMERAS are the latest weapon to be used in the fight against crime.

Police officers in Rochford are filming and following prolific offenders to stop them committing more offences.

Operation Bug-A-Thug uses the same big brother- style tactics first trialled in Basildon.

Chief Insp Andy Prophet, of Rochford police, said: “Operation Bug-A-Thug is just good old-fashioned proactive policing.

“We will be following known local offenders and trouble-makers, very much along the lines of the best practice established in Operation Leopard in Basildon.

“We will make use of video cameras and everything else within our powers to track those we know are committing crime and antisocial behaviour.”

Police will only stop hounding the offenders if they agree to be referred to agencies which can help them break the cycle.

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