Crimestoppers offers reward of up to £2,000 for information on stolen Christmas gifts from Great Ormond Street Hospital
Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/s responsible for the theft of children’s Christmas presents from Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Around 20 presents, which had been bought from the hospital's charity fund, were stolen between Friday 14 and Sunday 16 December.
The presents were taken from a non-public area of the hospital and included portable DVD players, DVDs, Nintendo DS games consoles, games and toys.
Crimestoppers is offering the reward of up to £2,000 for information that comes through the charity’s 0800 555 111 number that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person/s responsible for this crime.
Regan Hook, London Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said: “It is a very sad state of affairs when presents are being stolen from children who are very unwell and many fighting for their lives.
“I am shocked that some individuals would stoop to such lows and steal from young children in need. Please help us find those responsible by contacting us anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you know who is responsible or have any details around the individuals involved.”
If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our secure online form.
*Note: Rewards will only qualify for information coming into our 0800 555 111 number.
For more information please contact Media Officer Giselle Lares on 0208 835 3737 or email Giselle.firstname.lastname@example.org or Kieran Theivam on 0208 835 3727 or email email@example.com.
Notes to Editors:
• Reward should not be published after February 19 2013. Please contact the Crimestoppers press office for update after this date.
• 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 can also be accessed by internet-enabled mobile phones.
• Around 22 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 almost 118,000 arrests and charges. Over £124 million worth of goods has been recovered and over £271 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 1,700 arrests to date.
• Crimestoppers UK was founded by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC, Chairman of Trustees. In 1988, he 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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