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A video camera mounted inside a windshield and pointed outward, as to monitor the actions of police officers or to record accidents in order to determine insurance liability.

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Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the area and witnessed, or has CCTV or dashcam footage of, anything that may help their investigation to get in touch.
"Anyone who may have been passing on the A82 around the time is asked to review any dashcam footage they may have and pass on anything of note to us.
"Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any dashcam footage is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 177 200819, or upload dashcam at Northumbria Police online," a spokesman said.
Johnson and Kelly broke into the restaurant off Old Potts Way, in Shrewsbury, through a rear window, smashed a CCTV system and stole a dashcam that was a present for an employee.
Dashcam pictures have been released of a fancy dress reveller as he struggles to keep his feet while he is followed by laughing cops
His dashcam shows the male cyclist - who is not wearing a helmet - casually riding whilst looking at his mobile device.
Dashcam footage of the shocking incident shows David Haughton darting the wrong way downthe motorwaybetween junction 33 and 32.
In a dashcam footage originally posted by netizen Elmer Bryan Bejerano, the truck could be seen uncontrollably swerving sideways several times with its left wheels the only ones keeping traction with the road.
A PASSENGER with crutches has been caught on dashcam footage riding on a distinctive orange Vespa scooter, stolen less than an hour earlier.
Northumbria Police is eager to hear from anybody who witnessed the collision, or drivers that were in the area at the time and who may have dashcam footage.
Dashcam footage showed an innocent driver smash into the back of a car on a motorway slip road in Coventry after driver Mohammed Azam, 47, slammed on the brakes.
"Police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision but has not yet come forward, along with anyone with dashcam footage that may help with the investigation."