The West Mercia Crimestoppers Committee has been recognised at a recent conference held by the charity in the Midlands after winning two awards.

The first award was won by Committee Secretary, Joy Muir, picking up the accolade for ‘Crimestopper of the Year’, after she was selected from a total of 85 nominees.

The second award went to the Committee itself, which won runner-up in the "Highly Commended" category out of nine committees across East and West Midlands.

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Volunteer of the year Joy Muir collects her award

Jane McCann, Committee Chair said: "Well done to Joy and all our dedicated committee volunteers for their commitment and hard work."

“We work incredibly hard in West Mercia to listen to the thoughts of the local community, so we are delighted to be recognised for our efforts – but there is still plenty of work to be done.”

The theme for this year's conference was ‘Making a Difference in your Communities’ and was held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull on 13 March.

It was a very successful event acting as a call to action to those who want to assist in tackling crime and helping to ‘make a difference’ in their local communities.

The Conference provided a platform for speakers, delegates and exhibitors to share good practice by working together. It was also an opportunity for awards to be given to those within Crimestoppers and those organisations who work in partnership. 

If you would like to find out more about volunteering for Crimestoppers please go to our volunteers page.

To report crime anonymously ring 0800 555 111 or complete the Anonymous Online Form at the web address above.


  • 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 127,000 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 2,700 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.