…but residents of Lincolnshire do!
Crimestoppers has launched a new campaign urging residents in Lincoln & Grantham to contact us, as an independent charity, with information on drug dealers in the area.
The campaign aims to give the people of Lincolnshire a voice and the ability to safely report information about drug dealing in the area. It also serves as a warning to those individuals who are committing these crimes that the public have had enough and want something done about it.
Lydia Patsalides, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers in Lincolnshire, said: "It’s clear there are people out there who have information about drug dealers and crime which is causing fear to the people of Lincoln & Grantham. Crimestoppers is here for everyone to help us make Lincolnshire a safer place to live and work.
“We can allay people’s fear of reprisals if they give information by giving them the opportunity to tell us what they know - anonymously.
"We promise complete anonymity for everyone who calls our 0800 555 111 number, or who uses our non-traceable online form here on our website.
“Since the charity was founded, 29 years ago, we have kept our guarantee of anonymity to everyone who has contacted us. We are completely accessible to everyone and can take reports 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in any language."
The police are working hard to tackle the problem in order to see that communities feel safer and their concerns are being taken seriously. For example, 19-year-old drug dealer Sandro Pires Dos Santos (pictured) was recently detained at Grantham railway station, having assaulted a police officer whilst being arrested.
He was found to have eaten a large number of plastic bags containing heroin and cocaine and subsequently suffered a heart attack due to the material he had consumed.
Despite being described by his lawyer as “a decent young man until he became involved with drugs”, Dos Santos was sentenced to two-and-a-half-years in a young offenders’ institution.
You can report information to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111, or using our Anonymous Online Form - you will remain completely anonymous.