Tynedale: Hotline tackles criminals
Published at 07:41, Wednesday, 28 August 2013
POLICE and other public services have teamed up to crack down on anti-social behaviour across Tynedale.
As part of a new partnership with Crimestoppers, local residents are being encouraged to report nuisance, vandalism and crime in complete confidence.
The campaign 'One Voice', which is being piloted in the west of the county, encourages residents to report their concerns anonymously, with the message that it only takes one call to make the difference.
In the past, people have expressed reluctance to report incidents.
Now Northumberland County Council, housing provider Isos, Northumbria Police and the fire service joined together to reduce crime through.
Representatives met in Hexham last Friday to launch the campaign
Insp. Kevin Oates, said: “Crimestoppers is a great anonymous way for people to report issues of concern.
“It is a completely independent charity and is not a police organisation.
“I understand that sometimes people do not wish to speak to the police, but still want to report things. Crimestoppers provides this essential voice.”
Team leader for safer neighbourhoods at Isos Housing, Laurie Edmundson, said: “This promotion in Hexham is a good example of how working together can help protect our vulnerable residents, and keep the whole community safe.”
Anyone can report concerns about crime or anti-social behaviour in complete confidence by ringing 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers.org.uk. On occasions, cash rewards may be on offer.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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