Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hi-Tech Gadget to Fight Tube Violence

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hi-Tech Gadget to Fight Tube Violence

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Byline: DICK MURRAY

BRITISH Transport Police were today given a high-technology boost to tackle increasing crime on the Tube.

They have been equipped with Personal Digital Assistants, handheld computers which have instant connection to the central criminal and intelligence database. They will enable officers to check the criminal history and address of anyone they stop.

Officers say it means they will be able to spend more time on the beat instead of dealing with the growing mountain of "timeconsuming paperwork".

Each of the 400 officers has been given a PDA which senior officers say is the "most significant" advance in beat technology since the introduction of personal radios 30 years ago.

It was revealed this week that violence on the Tube and mainline railways increased by eight per cent this year compared with the previous 12 months.

Police have also warned the extension of drinking hours is making their job more difficult, particularly in central London. …

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