We've launched a campaign to tackle the issue of drugs, including cannabis and cocaine, being supplied in Penrith.

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We're asking local people to pass on information to us as a charity, completely anonymously, about those supplying drugs in the area - we're offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and charge of those supplying drugs in the area.

If you live in the area, you may have seen our leaflet drop through your door, and we're also promoting the campaign via our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Cumbria Police are particularly keen to gain information on those individuals who are behind the supply of both cocaine and cannabis across Penrith. These people don't care how much damage they cause to individual lives or the community.




Our campaign also seeks to raise awareness of the dangers of those driving under the influence of drugs, and we're again encouraging local people with information on those who may be drug driving to contact us anonymously.

Gary Murray, North West Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said:

"Penrith is traditionally a safe and quiet town that has low crime levels, so the fact there are drugs coming into the area is worrying for local residents.

“We want to ensure our streets are free of drugs, and we need your help. Information passed to us is completely anonymous, so nobody will know you have contacted us."



Please note that information passed directly to the police will not qualify for a reward.