Is this the most jaw-dropping CCTV still ever?

Do you remember the days when a police call which involved a promise of CCTV was pretty much always guaranteed to end up with a long battle with technology or a trip to the cop shop to pick up a grainy image which had more in common with Magic Eye pictures than it did with 20:20 sharp focus?

Friday’s first edition front page of the Manchester Evening News carries what I think is probably the most striking, and shocking CCTV still I’ve ever seen on a newspaper:

Manchester Evening News front page

Manchester Evening News front page

Police released the footage of Dale O’Malley being hurled through the air following a hit-and-run at the request of his parents in an attempt to catch whoever was responsible. (Full story here).

To me, it’s a good reminder of the power of a good CCTV still, often overlooked in the pursuit of CCTV video. And proof that a picture can still tell a thousand words.

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