London police is in favour of using facial recognition software to catch serious offenders as it announces the deployment of technologies across British stores facing an increasing tide of violent shoplifting incidents.

Although senior figures have called the use of biometrics a ‘revolutionary’ tool for policing to aid complex investigations, the pendulum of public opinion often swings for and against this emerging technology due to concerns over privacy and bias

Facial recognition and CCTV are on the rise to tackle more blatant shoplifters.