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Buxton residents urged to speak up and stay safe in Crimestoppers campaign launched today

Alert message sent 18/03/2019 17:30:00

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We are urging people in Fairfield, Buxton, to help us keep their community safe as Crimestoppers launch a new campaign asking residents to speak up completely anonymously to tackle criminal activity such as drug dealing and anti-social behaviour.
The impact of anti-social behaviour is often underestimated, but individuals or groups acting in a noisy, rowdy and threatening way, or drug dealing on the streets, harms communities.
Crimestoppers, which is an independent charity, is keen to receive information from local residents who are unwilling to speak directly to the police as this will help make the area safer and protect the most vulnerable.

Whilst most people will contact Crimestoppers because they wish to "do the right thing", there is also a cash reward of up to £1,000 if the information we receive leads to a positive result.

Lydia Patsalides, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers East Midlands, said: “We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe from crime and enjoy living peacefully in their neighbourhood and their home.
“Anti-social behaviour and drug dealing on our streets can make people feel uncomfortable, unsafe and encourage more criminal activity. Whilst we thank those who have already contacted us, we are keen to support the community to help itself by reaching out to more people and telling them about our service.
“We know that some people feel unable to talk to authorities because they are afraid of repercussions or are fearful of revenge. Our charity is keen to help everyone protect themselves and help keep our streets safe from nuisances, fly-tipping and other crime – and do so safely. I’m keen to reassure people that we offer 100% guaranteed anonymity to everyone who contacts us and in over 30 years, we have always kept our promise of anonymity.”

A dedicated Crimestoppers campaign web page has been set up for the Fairfield and Buxton area, and you can find out more or report information online by visiting, www.crimestoppers-uk.org/campaigns-media/campaigns/give-crime-information-anonymously-in-buxton or call 0800 555 111 for free any time of day or night.
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