Film to help fight metal theft
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.