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PCC launches Rural Crime campaign

Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has joined forces with the independent Charity Crimestoppers to tackle rural crime across the County.

Paddy Tipping said: “Driving down crime in rural communities has been a key focus with a raft of new initiatives now in place to tackle issues in rural areas. But we do need help from the communities themselves.  We need people to report crime and of course, if they don’t wish to report it to the police they can do so in anonymity via Crimestoppers.”

Dave Hunter for Crimestoppers said: “This is a typically positive stance on the part of the PCC who, like us is well aware of the impact of rural crime on the people of Nottinghamshire.”

The aim of the campaign is to utilise Crimestoppers’ unique anonymous reporting mechanism for gaining intelligence from members of the Community who, for whatever reason, would not feel they could go to the Police.

Dave Hunter went on to say: “The three-way partnership between the PCC’s Office, Nottinghamshire Police and the Charity Crimestoppers is the perfect offer to all members of the public, as it empowers them to give information about rural – or any other – crime in way that suits them best.”

The Charity Crimestoppers has operated for 27 years in the United Kingdom and in that time has received over 1.5 million calls from the public about crime in their community, and in that time has never divulged the identity of the caller – simply because they do not have it.

If you have information about crime please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or alternatively go online at Crimestoppers-uk.org, either way your anonymity is guaranteed.

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Issued on behalf of David Hunter, Crimestoppers, 07917 793 664
Media Enquiries for Paddy Tipping – Sallie Blair 07702 541401

Posted on Friday 25th March 2016
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