Essex: Police bought ANPR cameras 2

According to the Braintree and Witham Times:

Essex Police bought two number recognition plate cameras for £1 each after a controversial scheme was abandoned in Birmingham.

The force will use the cameras for operations during the Olympics to police events such as the mountain biking at Hadleigh.

The Metropolitan Police also bought 22 cameras while Strathclyde bought nine after Project Champion which saw 218 cameras set up in largely Muslim areas in Birmingham was scrapped last year.