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What is the applicable case law on the issue of police officers identifying suspects on CCTV?

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Published on LexisPSL on 29/03/2017

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What is the applicable case law on the issue of police officers identifying suspects on CCTV?

See Practice Note: Eyewitness identification evidence, which outlines that Code D of PACE allows for the showing of films such as CCTV or photographs of incidents through the media for purposes of recognition and tracing of suspects.

In addition, there have been a number of cases before the courts that have touched on the usage of CCTV for the purposes of identification. In R v Selwyn, the Divisional Court ruled that CCTV footage identification evidence by a police community support officer was admissible at the defendant's trial for violent disorder, notwithstanding that there had been a

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