Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information on the unprovoked attack of a pregnant woman in Cambridgeshire [7 January 2014].
Hayley Baker, 29, was attacked as she walked home on Thursday 12th December, she was slashed in the face with a sharp object by an attacker on Hertford Street shortly after 8.30pm.
The offender ran off towards Chesterton Lane leaving the victim with serious facial injuries following the attack.
Crimestoppers is offering the reward of up to £2,000 for information passed to the charity’s 0800 555 111 number that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this crime.
Ann Scott, Crimestoppers Eastern Regional Manager, said: “This violent attack on an innocent woman carrying a child is unthinkable. Not only has she sustained considerable injuries to her face, but it has caused unnecessary trauma and fear that may have longer term ramifications at a time which should be joyous in anticipation of the birth of her child.
“Crimestoppers would urge anyone with information to contact the charity anonymously, safe in the knowledge that no one will ever know you contacted us.”
If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form.
*Note: Rewards will only be payable for information passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number. Information passed to police will not qualify.
For more information please contact Crimestoppers PR & Media Officer Giselle Lares on 0208 835 3737 or email Giselle.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to Editors:
- This reward is should not be published after 18th March 2014. Please contact the press office for updates after this date.
- Crimestoppers is an independent charity which helps the police to solve crimes, making communities safer. It does this by operating the 24/7 telephone number 0800 555 111 which people can ring to pass on information about crimes anonymously. They can also use our Anonymous Online Form.
- Around 20 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers.
- Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, it has received over a million actionable calls, resulting in over 126,000 arrests and charges. Over £127 million worth of goods has been recovered and over £301 million worth of drugs has been seized.
- In 2005, Crimestoppers launched the UK’s Most Wanted on its website which allows the public to view images of criminals and pass on vital information about their whereabouts. It has been highly successful with over 2,500 arrests to date.
- Crimestoppers UK was founded by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC, Chairman of Trustees. In 1988, he launched Crimestoppers in the Metropolitan Police area. Crimestoppers’ ‘call to action’ is built on a three-way partnership between the business community, the police and the media.