Safer Warwickshire Campaign - Money (front)Independent charity Crimestoppers is today launching a new campaign called ‘Safer Warwickshire’ to help make the county one of the safest in the country.

In the first major campaign of its kind in Warwickshire, the charity is appealing for information from the public who are aware of individuals in the area who have committed a crime.

Radio adverts, Posters on buses and billboards and social media warning that ‘thieves and burglars can no longer hide here’ will be promoted across the county giving what may be the only opportunity to people to come forward anonymously.

Following similar successful campaigns in other areas, Crimestoppers is appealing to those who care about their community to make it safer for families. The charity will also feedback to locals how successful the campaign has been.

Pauline Hadley, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said: “Warwickshire crime figures are at very low levels and we want them to stay that way. Criminals are spoiling the way of life for some in Warwickshire and we need the public’s help to stop this.

Safer Warwickshire Campaign - Money (back)“At last, individuals who are too afraid to go to police can give information to the charity with guaranteed anonymity. If they call the national number 0800555111, it does not even appear on their bill. They will not be traced or recorded so they can never be called to make a statement or go to court.

Mark Stevenson, Volunteer Chair for the Warwickshire Crimestoppers Committee said: “This is just the start of numerous campaigns that we will be running in the area to support communities. We already take over 500 pieces of information about criminals operating in the county. I would like to see this figure double in 2014.

“All information we take is completely anonymous, we never want to know who calls us, only what they know about thieves, robbers, thugs and burglars.”

“Remember, we offer cash rewards of up to £1000 which are paid using codes and banks to ensure the continued anonymity of the caller”.

If you have any information on a criminal, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org and fill out an Anonymous Online Form.

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