Amir Ramadin*, Young person
13-year old Amir Ramadin lives in a housing estate in London. He most fears knife crime in and surrounding his school. One of his classmates brought a machete into school one day to use in a fight. Amir has been learning about Crimestoppers in his youth group.
Carl Benjamin*, Young person
11-year old Carl Benjamin lives on one of the most deprived estates in the UK. He dreams of being a doctor when he's older, but is worried that all the trouble on his estate and in his school might stop him from reaching his dream. Since learning about Crimestoppers, he feels a bit safer with the knowledge that he can do something about crime.
Darren Stevens, Volunteer, Gloucestershire Crimestoppers
Darren Stevens has been volunteering for his local Crimestoppers board for 11 years. With a background in marketing and PR, Darren is accustomed to seeing tangible results of the campaigns he does in his job. He enjoys applying his skills to Crimestoppers and playing a central role in increasing the number of criminals arrested in his area.
Jordan Murphy*, Young Person
14-year old Jordan Murphy goes to a local youth group where he learns about rap and music. He finds it a positive way to express his anger. He's tired of all the gangs in his area causing trouble and making people scared. Now that he's learned about Crimestoppers, he thinks he might be able to help reduce crime on his local estates.
Julie Facey, Crimestoppers Community Champion
Julie is a mother-of-two living in Peckham, South London. She started trying to make her community a better place due to her teenage son's experiences on the streets. She's fighting for a positive future for young people, the majority of whom are not involved in gangs and violence. She thinks that Crimestoppers is the ideal outlet for young people who have information about crime, but who fear reprisal.
M25 rapist - A Crimestoppers success
Antoni Imiela was labeled the ‘M25 rapist' after his violent, year-long raping spree, when he attacked girls and women – from a 10-year-old to a 52-year-old. His harrowing campaign which started in November 2001 spanned four counties - Kent, Surrey, west London and Hertfordshire.
Malik Garvey*, Young person
11-year old Malik Garvey is growing up surrounded by stabbings, shootings and gang warfare. Some of his friends' parents are involved in drugs and gangs. Malik is used to living this way and doesn't really fear crime because he sees it every day. But how long will it be until he's caught in the crossfire? In his youth group, Malik's been learning about how he could use Crimestoppers to reduce crime in his area.
Mike Phillips*, Call handler for Crimestoppers
Mike Phillips is a Crimestoppers call handler. He has worked for Crimestoppers for 2.5 years, but is still amazed at the huge number of crimes he has seen solved as a result of information received on the anonymous Crimestoppers phone line. It took one of his callers 5 years to pluck up the courage to phone Crimestoppers about an attack that left someone brain-damaged and wheelchair-bound.
Operation Captura Most Wanted - A Crimestoppers success
After escaping custody during an ambush in June 2003, Clifford Hobbs spent four years on the run – he was eventually tracked down and arrested in Spain.
PC Sharon Beshenivsky's murderer caught - A Crimestoppers success
PC Beshenvisky was shot dead on 18 November 2005 as she and a colleague responded to a robbery at a travel agents in Bradford.
Penny Middleton*, Crimestoppers' Information Co-ordinator, Lancashire Police
Penny Middleton works for the Lancashire Police as a Crimestoppers' Information Co-ordinator. This means that she receives anonymous information from Crimestoppers' call handlers and processes it, before handing it over to police officers to investigate. She's seen some huge crimes solved because of information from Crimestoppers, including a cocaine and heroin bust.
Teresa Johnson*, Call handler for Crimestoppers
Teresa Johnson has been a call handler for Crimestoppers for 2 years. She's received calls about murders, drug dealers, brothels, child exploitation and abuse. Teresa has seen criminals who she's taken information about in the newspapers, having been arrested & brought to justice. So despite some difficult and often heart-breaking calls, she knows that Crimestoppers works.
William Roache MBE, Coronation Street's Ken Barlow and Patron of Crimestoppers in the North West
Coronation Street star William Roache has been supporting Crimestoppers in the North West for almost ten years. William worries about the number of people who are in difficult situations because members of their family are involved in crime. That's why he's such a keen supporter of Crimestoppers – to make sure that these people know they can call the charity to pass on information about crime completely anonymously.
Sirazul ISLAM - Wanted for Failing to answer bail - Sexual Assault
Offence: Sexual crime
Offender failed to answer bail to be charged for sexual assault.
Penny Middleton works for the Lancashire Police as a Crimestoppers' Information Co-ordinator. This means that she receives anonymous information f...