Wants info on those responsible for the recent surge in attacks in Wandsworth
Following a number of knife crime incidents in Wandsworth, the independent charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information on those in the borough who are responsible for knife crime that has caused serious injury or death over the past four weeks.
Crimestoppers is offering the reward for information that leads to the arrest and charge of those responsible.
The reward applies only to information given directly to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the non-traceable online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org – it does not apply to information given to the police.
Roger Critchell, Director of Operations at Crimestoppers, said: “Carrying a knife can lead to horrific consequences for the victims, their family and friends. In view of recent incidents in the borough of Wandsworth, we have agreed to put up a reward to encourage those with information to contact our charity.
“Anyone who contacts Crimestoppers does so 100% anonymously. We don’t ask for your personal details – all we want to know is what you know, not who you are. By working together we can help to make our communities safer.”
Crimestoppers also runs a dedicated youth service – Fearless.org - which is aimed at young people aged 11–16 years. The website explores the consequences of being involved in knife crime and provides young people with useful and educational information about what can happen if they carry knives. Fearless.org also offers a safe way for young people to pass on information about knife crime completely anonymously.
The reward is valid for three months and will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Information passed directly to police will not qualify.
April 29, 2017