Batman battles burglars in Lowestoft
Batman will be in Lowestoft this week to help in a crack down on burglars in the town [14 September 2011]
The caped crusader is part of a campaign by independent charity Crimestoppers to get Lowestoft people to tell what they know about burglary and who’s handling stolen goods in their communities. And, like Batman, callers won’t be identified. It’s what you know, not who you are, is the message from the masked hero.
More than 20,000 homes in Lowestoft are being sent postcards over the next few months as part of the Suffolk Crimestoppers campaign to help cut burglaries in the town.
The first postcard asks if residents know anything about any burglaries and the second postcard asks if they have information about anyone handling stolen goods.
The third postcard tells residents about Crimestoppers’ reward system for information. Up to £1,000 can be claimed for any information which leads to the arrest and charge of those responsible for burglaries or handling stolen goods.
Calls to the Crimestoppers’ free 0800 555 111 number or information given through the website are anonymous. No personal information is taken and calls are not traced or recorded. Those who give information do not have to give a statement to police or go to court.
Ann Scott, Easter Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, is urging anyone with information on burglaries or handling stolen goods, no matter how insignificant it might seem, to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use the online Giving Information Form.
She said: “Being burgled is not just about losing possessions, it also robs you of feeling safe in your own home. People should be able to feel secure and confident in their homes. No one has anything to fear by contacting Crimestoppers. You will remain anonymous”.
Crimestoppers plays a major part in the fight against burglary and handling stolen goods. Last year Crimestoppers received 5442 pieces of actionable information about burglaries and theft, leading to 608 arrests and charges across the UK.
Batman will be in front of Lowestoft’s South Pier on Friday 16th September at 2pm. He will then hop on to the Four Towns Bus at 2.30pm to tour Lowestoft urging residents to tell what they know about crime. Martyn Burnside, from The Community Forum said “We are delighted to let Crimestoppers use our Bus as part of their campaign against burglary and theft. I am pleased that the charity can play it’s part in helping local communities”
Batman photo shoot: Batman will be in front of Lowestoft’s South Pier at 2pm on Friday 16th September. He will be accompanied by local Crimestoppers volunteers who will have oversized postcards to display. At 2.30pm he will be touring Lowestoft on the Four Towns Bus.
For further information contact Ann Scott, Eastern Regional Manager, on 07825 445720 or 01255 475954 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sirazul ISLAM - Wanted for Failing to answer bail - Sexual Assault
Offence: Sexual crime
Offender failed to answer bail to be charged for sexual assault.
Mike Phillips is a Crimestoppers call handler. He's worked for Crimestoppers for nearly 3 years, but is still amazed at the huge number of crimes ...