Crimestoppers mark birthday in style

CRIME-fighting charity Crimestoppers has launched a campaign to increase the number of people calling its anonymous telephone hotline.The campaign coincides with Crimestoppers 20th anniversary, and also celebrates the fact that the charity expects to soon receive its one millionth call from the public.

CRIME-fighting charity Crimestoppers has launched a campaign to increase the number of people calling its anonymous telephone hotline.

The campaign coincides with Crimestoppers 20th anniversary, and also celebrates the fact that the charity expects to soon receive its one millionth call from the public.

Suffolk Crimestoppers was created a year ago, when Crimestoppers Eastern Region was broken up into county sections.

Suffolk chairman Joe Pattison said: “We have spent the last year establishing Suffolk Crimestoppers and getting the board up and running. Now we are looking to develop what we are doing in Suffolk.


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“Our key aim this year is to build the awareness of Crimestoppers in Suffolk. There will be national publicity, linked to the 20th anniversary and one millionth call, but it is important that local people realise that their calls make a real difference in the fight against crime in their county.

“On average we receive a call a day in Suffolk - and these result in an arrest a fortnight. The simple maths is that if we could increase the number of calls to even two or three a day then the information could lead to arrests every week.”

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Crimestoppers provides people with an anonymous way of giving information about crime, without them having to talk to the police. It also provides rewards to people, whose information results in someone being charged for an offence.

Those with information on any crime can call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555111.

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