Crimestoppers doubles reward to up to £10k following murder of 76-year-old cancer survivor in Thamesmead
Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has today doubled a reward of £5,000 to £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of a widow in South East London. [7 August 2012]
Pam Wheeler was found on Sunday 22 July by a neighbour who noticed her back door was open. She was found with her arms and legs tied up. The offender(s) are believed to have entered her bungalow but there have yet been no obvious signs of a break in.
Crimestoppers’ Regional Manager for London, Regan Hook, said: “The news of this lady’s death is very saddening and came under such appalling conditions.
“The community surrounding the quiet street where she lived has been left horrified and in fear after this ordeal and we are in desperate need of the public’s help to get to the bottom of what happened to this innocent lady. We urge people to contact us anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by filling in our secure online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org if they remember seeing or hearing anything suspicious. All genuine information is valuable to us.
“The reward of up to £10,000 is offered to anyone who provides information through the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 number that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for this crime.”
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- Crimestoppers is an independent charity which helps the police to solve crimes, making communities safer. It does this by operating the 24/7 telephone number 0800 555 111 which people can ring to pass on information about crimes anonymously. They can also use our ‘giving information’ form via our website www.crimestoppers-uk.org which is also accessible via internet-enabled mobile phones
- Around 23 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers.
- Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, it has received over a million actionable calls, resulting in over 113,000 arrests and charges. Over £122 million worth of goods has been recovered and over £223 million worth of drugs has been seized.
- In 2005, Crimestoppers launched the UK’s Most Wanted on its website which allows the public to view images of criminals and pass on vital information about their whereabouts. It has been highly successful with over 1,000 arrests to date.
- Crimestoppers UK was founded by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, Chairman of Trustees, who in 1988 launched Crimestoppers in the Metropolitan Police area. Crimestoppers’ ‘call to action’ is built on a three-way partnership between the business community, the police and the media.
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