Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

06/10/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/10/2024 09:07

Can you help tackle serious violence and organised crime

Can you help tackle serious violence and organised crime?

by Jonathan KearneyJune 10, 2024
June 10, 2024
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Knowsley residents can play a critical role in helping to tackle serious violence and serious and organised crime in the borough.

Members of the public who are able to provide information about potential criminal activity can help remove serious offenders from our streets and ultimately make our communities safer.

Crimestoppers

Residents who do not feel comfortable providing information directly to the Police can provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers.

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that allows people to pass on what they know, online or over the phone, 100% anonymously - a vital resource in tackling serious and organised crime.

Making an impact

In recent years the region has gone from one of the lowest reporting areas to the top three areas in the country for providing reports to Crimestoppers.

Last year on Merseyside, Crimestoppers received more than 9,500 pieces of information about crime - a record amount which led to arrests, seizures of weapons and drugs, and vulnerable people safeguarded.

Knowsley Local Policing Chief Inspector, Christopher Ruane, said:

"Events in recent years, such as the tragic murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel, have coincided with a significant change in mindset in our communities when it comes to providing information that can help bring people to justice. This is highlighted by the complete transformation of the region's Crimestoppers reporting rates.

"We have seen from the positive impact in the areas around Page Moss, North Huyton and Longview that engagement from the local community is helping to tackle serious and organised crime as part of the ongoing EVOLVE/Clear Hold Build campaign.

"We want to see that positive impact replicated in other areas of the borough.

"People involved in serious and organised crime prey on vulnerable members of our communities and bring fear and misery to our streets. We don't want another tragedy to occur and devastate our communities. If you have information that can help tackle serious violence and serious and organised crime share it and help make a positive difference today. Contacting Crimestoppers is 100% anonymous and untraceable but could potentially make a significant impact where you live."

Pass on information 100% anonymously

To pass on crime information completely anonymously, fill in a secure online form here: Give information 100% anonymously about organised crime in Merseyside | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org) or call Crimestoppers 24/7 UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

Computer IP addresses are never traced, and no-one will ever know you contacted Crimestoppers. For telephone calls, there is no caller line display, no 1471 facility and calls have never been traced.

In an emergency, or if you see a crime taking place, call the police on 999 or 101.

If you have concerns where you live you can also contact Knowsley's Crime and Communities team on [email protected]

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