Parking wardens will be given body-worn video cameras after a string of attacks.

The police-style cameras will be used by East Sussex County Council's officers in a bid to tackle the abuse and violence they face while doing their job issuing penalty charges for parking violations.

Last year, 22 officers were physically harmed or felt they were in serious danger while on patrol and 19 reported verbal abuse, according to the council's assistant chief executive Philip Baker.

The technology will capture incidents as they happen with footage being given to the police to investigate.

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Mr Baker said: "It is also hoped the cameras will deter people from becoming abusive towards officers."

Body-worn cameras will be used by every civil enforcement officer in East Sussex from June 7.

Parking wardens in Brighton were given the cameras last year.

The recordings in Brighton are kept for 45 days unless there is a requirement to keep them longer.