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NORTHAMPTON COUNCIL TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST CCTV VIDEO COMPANY

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Northampton BC is to take legal action against a video production company which has used footage of pictures from t...
Northampton BC is to take legal action against a video production company which has used footage of pictures from the town's CCTV system, reports BBC Northampton.

The video, 'Caught in the Act', produced by NTV Entertainment Ltd- EduVision, was withdrawn from the shops today by Carlton Television because of a dispute over copyright, BBC Three Counties reports.

It went on sale yesterday and includes pictures filmed in St John's car park in Northampton.

Council leader John Dickie said he was astonished to learn confidential material from Northampton had been used in the video.

He commented: 'We have a very clear code of conduct - we're one of the first towns in Britain to have a code of conduct, in fact in advance of the Home Office - and we have made it very clear that we would only ever use this for police purposes or occasionally for educational purposes.

'We have on two occasions shown old extracts in national documentaries in order to highlight the virtues and the benefits of CCTV. That is one of the things we are going to immediately review'.

Mr Dickie told last night's full council meeting the council was satisfied the footage used in the new video was not released by officers of the council, the council's contractors Firm Security Group Ltd, or by Northamptonshire Police.

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