Crimestoppers helps police in South Yorkshire make 57 arrests

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Members of the public gave 2,790 pieces of ‘actionable information’ to Crimestoppers about incidents in South Yorkshire last year.

The tip-offs, given anonymously, led to 57 arrests between April 2013 and March this year.

The figures were released after Crimestoppers held its annual conference this week.

Police forces from around the country were represented at the event, where the crime fighting charity vowed to break down the barriers that exist in hard to reach communities.

South Yorkshire Police’s former Assistant Chief Constable Paul Broadbent, who is now Chief Executive of the Gangmasters’ Licensing Authority, is among those who attended.

Roger Critchell, Director of Operations for Crimestoppers, said: “The annual conference is an opportunity for law enforcement to hear of our achievements and our plans moving forward in the fight against crime.

“We are determined to break down the barriers that exist in hard to reach communities and tackle the crimes that affect people across the UK.

“Using our anonymous service, we know we have the mechanism to protect the identity of those that contact us, we just need them to pick up the phone or log onto our website.”

Last year, nationally, 6,242 suspects were arrested following tip-offs to Crimestoppers.

Drugs worth £18,534,081 were seized and stolen goods worth £3,308,939 were recovered.

People pass on information anonymously and can claim rewards from the charity.

To pass on information to Crimestoppers call 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org to fill in a form.