16 September 2016
Independent charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information on the murder of 14-year-old Caroline Glachan, 20 years after she was killed.
Caroline, who suffered head injuries as a result of an attack, was found dead on the banks of the River Leven in Dunbartonshire on Sunday 25 August 1996, and to this day, her killer has never been brought to justice.
Crimestoppers is now offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information given to the charity that leads to an arrest and conviction. Information passed directly to the police will not qualify.
Angela Parker, National Manager for Crimestoppers in Scotland, said:
“Twenty years on, and Caroline’s family are still left with unanswered questions as to what happened to her.
“I am asking for people who might have any information, no matter how insignificant they think it might be, to contact Crimestoppers anonymously, because you could be the person that provides the missing pieces to the puzzle.
“We never ask who you are or any of your details. You’ll never speak to anyone from the police or ever go to court. Please do the right thing, and tell us who is responsible for taking a young girl’s life.”
If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our anonymous online form.
*Note: The reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or anonymous online form. Information passed directly to police will not qualify.
For more information please contact the Crimestoppers Press Office on 0208 835 3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors
- This reward is valid for three months and should not be published after Wednesday 13th December 2016. 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 14 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers, and one person is charged with murder every eight days.
- Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, it has received over 1.7 million actionable calls, resulting in more than 138,000 arrests and charges. Nearly £135 million worth of stolen goods has been recovered and nearly £333 million worth of illegal 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 3,800 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.