Here's the new film by Crimestoppers featuring the ‘Blob’, with a hard-hitting message – when crime infects your area, it spreads fast!
While following a fun theme, the message is a serious one aimed at raising awareness of the charity and the vital role it plays in preventing and solving crime in Northern Ireland.
Crimestoppers Area Manager Susan Brew explains:
“The menacing ‘Blob’ in the film represents crime and how it can take over whole communities if left to grow and fester. People are often aware of who is carrying out crime in the area they live in, but may be too frightened to speak out. Crimestoppers empowers you to act against crime within a safe, anonymous environment.
“Crimestoppers is a charity that gives members of the public a voice. Every piece of information is vital. As with a jigsaw, each piece creates a whole picture. We would appeal to people to phone with information, no matter how irrelevant they may think it is.”
The film will also raise awareness of the fact that Crimestoppers is a charity and is completely anonymous – this means any call you make to the helpline cannot be traced to you or show up on your phone bill.
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You can also give information relevant to a crime via our Anonymous Online Form. Any computer contact with Crimestoppers will not show on your search engine and your online information cannot be traced back to you.
"This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Crimestoppers operating in Northern Ireland. Our role in Northern Ireland is stronger than ever, with the call centre receiving upward of 1,000 contacts by phone and the internet per day.
Welcoming the release of the film, Justice Minister Clare Sugden said:
“The inherent strength of Crimestoppers has always been in its guarantee of anonymity, and local Policing and Community Safety Partnerships have always recognised the importance of this element.
"Crimestoppers continues to play an integral role in the fight against crime, and I have no doubt the release of this film will further cement this.
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To pass information to Crimestoppers, please phone 0800 555 111 anonymously or use the Anonymous Online Form here on our website.
All media enquiries to Crimestoppers communications team on 0208 835 3727, or email the press office at firstname.lastname@example.org.