HAMPSHIRE’S chief constable has welcomed funding from the Government for bodyworn cameras.

Hampshire Constabulary chief constable Andy Marsh, pictured, said: “This funding keeps Hampshire and the Isle of Wight at the cutting edge of bodyworn video technology, not just in Britain, but also anywhere in the world.

“As well as being very welcome news – this commitment by Government is recognition of the massive benefit body-worn video offers in terms of building trust with the public – and having an accurate and verifiable digital record of the evidence.

“It is my intention – both as chief constable for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and in my new national role – to work with those other forces who are leading the way to making bodyworn video something that the public continues to support, and is available to every uniformed police officer.”