Silence won’t stop the violence

The charity Crimestoppers has launched a new campaign urging people to report incidents of violent crime anonymously.

The ‘Silence Won’t Stop Violence’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of violence and offer individuals in communities a way to speak up about incidents anonymously.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert said: “Violent crime can destroy lives and leave people living in fear. It will not be tolerated but the police and partners can only tackle this issue when they know about it.

“This campaign by Crimestoppers is very important and if you have any information about violence crime, or concerns that a crime may happen, then I would urge you to report it.”

Ella Rabaiotti, Wales Manager at the charity Crimestoppers, said:

“Violence in all its forms has a significant impact on our communities. A public health approach recognises that violence is a preventable problem requiring a society-wide response.

“We’re supporting this through early intervention and education to help prevent violence happening in the first place. We recognise that you may be close to crime but may also want to do the right thing and bring violence in your community to an end. If you know who may be carrying weapons, or threatening or harming others, you can tell us 100% anonymously.”

If you suspect or have information on a violent crime and don't want to reveal your identity, you can tell the charity Crimestoppers what you know anonymously via: 0800 555 111 / https://crimestoppers-uk.org or if you’re under 18 via https://www.fearless.org