One in 15 calls to Crimestoppers from Cambridgeshire results in an arrest

ONE in every 15 calls to Crimestoppers from Cambridgeshire led to an arrest last year.

Crimestoppers said today they had received nearly 600 pieces of “actionable information “which had led to 40 arrests.

Ann Scott, Eastern Regional Manager for Crimestoppers said: “We’re extremely proud that Crimestoppers continues to play such a vital role in helping to make our local community a safer place to live.

“I’d like to reassure the public that our service is completely anonymous and in the 23 years that the charity’s been running no one has ever been identified.

“The service is run for you, the public, to help make your community a safer place to live. We’re not part of the police or government, we’re an independent charity, so by contacting us you’ll never have to give a statement to the police or go to court.”

This year has seen a newly formed Cambridgeshire Crimestoppers volunteer group which has been involved in a number of successful events promoting Fearless, the Crimestoppers brand for young people.

Detective Inspector Tim Nasta said: “The information we receive through Crimestoppers is invaluable and key to helping us to detect and deter crime.”

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Crimestoppers operates the 24/7 0800 555 111 telephone number for people to pass on information about crimes anonymously. Information can also be passed via the charity’s website