The ‘LitterCam’ that’s watching you

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CCTV cameras will soon have a new target – litter louts.

AI software can now match footage of motorists throwing rubbish to their car’s number plate and issue an automatic fine of £90.

The first trial of the potentially controversial new system will begin in Maidstone in Kent in a few weeks with other councils expected to follow.

Our chief environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt reports.