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UPDATE: Live Facial Recongition arrests

News   •   Feb 05, 2019 15:49 GMT

Update following Live Facial Recognition deployment on Thursday, 31 January in Romford Town Centre.
 

A 15-year-old boy [A] arrested on suspicion of robbery was later assessed as no longer wanted for the offence and released with no further action.

A 28-year-old man [B] arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and kidnapping has been released with no further action.

Scott Russell, 35 (9.11.1983) [C] was arrested on suspicion on breach of a molestation order. He was subsequently charged and sentenced to 11 weeks’ imprisonment.

A 17-year-old [D] male arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm has been released under investigation.

Two boys, both aged 14, [E and F] arrested on suspicion of robbery have been released under investigation.

Two men aged 46 and 25 [G and H] arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs were dealt with via a community resolution.

The two-day deployment was also due to continue on Friday, 1 February however due to adverse weather forecasts, the trial was rescheduled. Details about the next deployment will be publicised proactively in the near future.