CROSS DRESSING CAGE FIGHTERS
THREE years ago, CCTV images helped propel two Swansea men to the centre of a media storm.
Cagefighters Daniel Lerwell and James Lilley were on a night out with friends, while dressed in drag, when they were confronted by two drunken thugs.
The pair made the unwise decision to launch an unprovoked attack on the two fighters, whose response left them sprawling on the floor.
Footage of the incident went viral, and was even shown on prime-time television in America and Australia, while Lerwell and Lilley received invitations to appear on television programmes.
The cameras remain a vital tool for law-enforcers.
Earlier this month, maritime law graduate Abdul Aziz Barri was given a 12-month community order, after smashing windows at three different businesses and knocking a man to the ground.
His spree was brought to an end by pub door staff and CCTV operators who were able to guide police to his exact location to make the arrest.
Jeff Davison, Swansea Council's strategic manager for community safety, said: "The effective links between door staff, CCTV and police resulted in a rapid arrest and conviction using excellent evidence."