£1,000 reward in hunt for county’s speed camera arsonists

A REWARD has been offered in the hunt for the vandals responsible for a series of arson attacks on speed cameras in the county.

Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is offering up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Of the 50 cameras in Lincolnshire, 15 have suffered criminal damage due to arson.

Sue Langley, East Midlands regional manager at Crimestoppers, said: “These incidents are unsettling and a safety risk for the whole community. It is vital the offender is caught and brought to justice.

“A reward of up to £1,000 is being offered to anyone who can supply us with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this crime.

“I hope the offenders will be swiftly brought to justice and would urge anyone with information to contact the charity, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or our online service at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

“We do not ask for your name and no call is traced or recorded. You won’t have to go to court or give a statement to the Police – we only want to know what you know, not who you are. We have never broken our anonymity promise.”

John Siddle, communications manager at Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, said: “It will take a vast amount of money to repair the damage, which would have been used in the road safety education we deliver in schools and colleges.

“Whatever people may think of these cameras, they are safety devices. Since the cameras have been out of action eight people have been seriously injured and 31 people have suffered minor injuries in 23 collisions at these sites.”

Rewards can only be claimed by phoning Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.