Car theft and Met’s new tactics and response

A brave mother fights back against car thieves as they try to steal her Audi from her driveway – with her baby inside! 

If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again! 

This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using smart technology and specialist tactics to prevent crime and bring offenders to justice. 

Frontline Fightback, narrated by Rav Wilding, features an array of equipment, including cameras that can spot crimes almost before they happen, software that can quickly identify repeat offenders, sophisticated satellite tracking and high-tech drones fitted with heat-seeking technology. 

While police forces across the UK embrace these changes, the series also looks at how tech companies and universities are developing still more crime-fighting technologies that, it is hoped, will transform policing in the 21st Century. 

The series features victims of crime and shows how a combination of smart technology, specialist tactics and great police work are starting to make a real difference. 

A mother fights back against brazen car thieves as they try to steal her Audi from her Birmingham driveway. She’s determined to stop them, not least because her baby is in the back of the car! Thanks to hi-tech security, two thieves are arrested after stealing two statues from the grounds of Leeds Castle in Kent. Meanwhile, the hunt is on for two thieves who destroyed priceless artwork after smashing their way into Coventry Cathedral. And we see how the Met’s response officers are using mobile fingerprint scanners, saving them precious time and enabling them to check identities on the go.

Source: BBC iPlayer – Frontline Fightback Series 1: Episode 4

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