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Google Street View set for Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 09:46 10 March 2010 | UPDATED: 09:24 01 August 2010

FROM tomorrow, all towns and villages in Suffolk and Essex will be on show on the Google Street View website, which offers 360-degree photographs.

The innovative and jaw-dropping technology will allow the public to snoop around the streets of Suffolk from the comfort of their homes.

FROM tomorrow, all towns and villages in Suffolk and Essex will be on show on the Google Street View website, which offers 360-degree photographs.

The innovative and jaw-dropping technology will allow the public to snoop around the streets of Suffolk from the comfort of their homes.

In 2009, Google's car roof-mounted cameras were spotted roaming around the streets of Ipswich, capturing the town from eye-level.

The online technology will now allow the public the nose at cities, towns and villages throughout the UK - although a spokeswoman for Google said that some streets may be missing from the site at this time.

However, when the technology first launched in March 2009, Google was forced to black out hundreds of images after cameras caught some people in sticky situations.

An image of a man in fancy dress vomiting outside a pub in Shoreditch, east London, was blacked out by the firm after sparking complaints.

Other images viewable on the site have included a man being arrested in London, youths throwing stones at a building in Scotland and men shown entering a sex shop in Amsterdam.

Google first launched imagery for 25 cities in the UK in March 2009 and has since been working to process and stitch together more imagery collected by the company's fleet of Google cars.

By increasing availability to cover almost all of the country, the UK joins other worldwide countries, including Spain, France, Italy and the US, which already enjoy nationwide coverage in Street View.

To use Google Street View visit www.maps.google.co.uk and type the address or postcode of the street you would like to look at.

Navigate your way along the street using the circular direction tool, which also allows you to look up and down.

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