CRIME-fighting charity Crimestoppers has launched a film highlighting its determination to continue its work in tackling metal thieves in the East Midlands.
The short film features interviews with people affected by metal theft, as well as representatives of Crimestoppers, who highlight the cost and inconvenience this crime creates for local people.
The aim of the Crimestoppers film is to encourage the public to play their part in giving information about this crime, which costs the UK economy around £770 million per year. With the figure continuing to grow.
Crimestoppers launched its fight against metal theft in the region 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 please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our secure online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.