May 21 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Images of suspected London rioters have been uploaded onto a mobile app by police.
A total of 2,880 pictures taken during widespread rioting and looting last August are on Facewatch.
At the touch of a button a user can select a photo and then supply the name and address of that suspect.
It is hoped more rioters will be caught as a result in this way - known as crowd-sourcing.
A further 2,000 CCTV images are on the app of suspects in anti-social behaviour cases unrelated to the London riots.
Met Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, head of specialist crime and operations, said: “This is a great opportunity for the public to help us fight crime and bring those who remain outstanding to justice.
“We need Londoners to browse through the app every week or so as new images will appear regularly. This is a fantastic way for Londoners to help us to fight crime.”
Facewatch can be downloaded for iPhone, Google Android and Blackberry.