THE independent charity Crimestoppers is launching a campaign to encourage people in Warwickshire to pass on information to the police.
The campaign will see radio adverts, posters on buses and billboards, and social media messages, warning criminals that they can no longer hide and asking for people who care about their community to come forward anonymously through the charity.
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.
“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, added: “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”.
Anyone with information on a criminal can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org and fill out an anonymous online form.