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Stop and search mapping to be piloted in city

POLICE stop and searches in the city will be mapped online for the first time as part of a new Government scheme.

West Mercia Police will be piloting the project which uses geo-mapping technology to record information and locate where stop and searches take place.

The move will be introduced from the autumn until the end of the year and the data collected will be added to the popular crime maps online, allowing the public to see where incidents have taken place.

The scheme will then be rolled out nationally to other forces from the beginning of next year.