Film to help fight me­tal theft

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

Crime-fight­ing char­ity Crimestop­pers has pro­duced an on­line film high­light­ing its de­ter­mi­na­tion to con­tinue its work in tack­ling me­tal thieves in Lin­colnshire.

The short film fea­tures in­ter­views with peo­ple af­fected by me­tal theft, as well as rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Crimestop­pers, who high­light the cost and in­con­ve­nience of the crime.

The aim of the film, which can be viewed on Crimestop­pers’ Youtube chan­nel, is to en­cour­age the public to play their part in giv­ing in­for­ma­tion about the of­fence, which costs the UK econ­omy around £770 mil­lion per year and the fig­ure is con­tin­u­ing to grow.

Crimestop­pers launched its fight against me­tal theft in the East Mid­lands in March, with fig­ures show­ing that the most com­mon type of me­tal theft in the area is from res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties.

Sue Lan­g­ley, se­nior re­gional man­ager for Crimestop­pers, said: “We have seen a re­ally pos­i­tive re­sponse from the lo­cal com­mu­nity since the launch of this cam­paign and this video shows that we are not fin­ished in try­ing to bring these criminals to jus­tice.

“Nor­mal peo­ple try­ing to go about their ev­ery­day busi­ness have been vic­tims of this crime, cre­at­ing great ex­pense and in­con­ve­nience.

“You can do your bit in help­ing to keep our com­mu­nity safe by con­tact­ing us with in­for­ma­tion on any me­tal thieves you might know about. We only want to know what you know, not who you are.”

If you have any in­for­ma­tion on me­tal thieves or other crime then con­tact Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111 or through its se­cure on­line form at www.crimestop­pers-uk.org.

The Youtube video can be viewed at http://bit.ly/ Iqbubx.

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