Bad news for criminals, great news for Crimestoppers

Celebrating the success: (Centre, left) Phil Gomm, and second right, PCC Anthony Stansfield
Celebrating the success: (Centre, left) Phil Gomm, and second right, PCC Anthony Stansfield

Crimestoppers, the independent crime-fighting charity is currently celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary – and a successful contribution to crime fighting in the South East.

Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners – including from the Thames Valley – came together earlier this week to acknowledge the major contribution the anonymous services make throughout the region.

In the South East, calls to the 0800 555 111 number rose by 10.3 per cent last year, which is twice the national average.

“The success of the charity is all down to partnership work,” said Phil Gomm, Chair of Thames Valley Crimestoppers.

“Crimestoppers provides the means for the public to safely help ‘police’ their own communities without fear of retribution and enables law enforcement agencies to solve crime more effectively.”

Anthony Stansfield is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley: “Public engagement is key to effective crime reduction and detection and it is extremely heartening to see that our local residents are willing to take a stand against crime,” he said.