Crimestoppers urges Dartford to speak out against criminals
PUBLISHED: 00:05 26 May 2016
The independent charity is sending a message to the town’s most wanted criminals
Crimestoppers is taking to the streets of Dartford today (May 26) to urge residents to take a stance against local criminals and speak out fearlessly.
The faces of some of the town’s most wanted individuals will be broadcast on a large screen to send a clear message to criminals that residents are on the lookout for them.
The independent charity, together with the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott, Dartford Town Against Crime, Dartford Borough Council and Kent Police, are determined to reach out to all residents and ensure they all understand that fear is not a barrier to speaking out.
Crimestoppers Most Wanted has hosted 160 live appeals for Kent during the past six months, with 56 of the individuals now showing as arrested.
Peter Rolington, chair of Kent Crimestoppers, said: “We all have a part to play in the fight against crime and it is vital that we don’t just hope someone else will notice and do something about it.
“That’s why days like today are so important, to remind people they can give information without fear of being identified themselves as Crimestoppers is 100 per cent anonymous.
“You can be assured that your identity will never be revealed. We don’t want to know who you are, just what you know.”
Residents who have any information about those committing crime in Dartford or across Kent can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the charity’s Anonymous Online Form.