5th of September 2016 around 19:00
The CCTV operator for Stevenage reacts to an ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) activation at the Corey’s area. A white BMW had just hit the cameras the male driving was possibly wanted. Police located the car in the Leisure Park. Cameras monitored the car and assisted officers in locating it on the Leisure Park. The car was empty so police sat back and monitored it from a distance. The male returned and following PNC checked is was arrested and the car seized.
ANPR is used for flagging up cars of interest and no other car is monitored.