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25th ANNIVERSARY OF CRIMESTOPPERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 380: tabled on 09 July 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House records with appreciation the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Crimestoppers, which since 1988 has resulted in 114,000 individuals being arrested as a result of information provided by members of the public calling 0800 555 111; gives special thanks to Lord Ashcroft, Chairman of the Trustees of Crimestoppers, who has been a core supporter and donor to the charity throughout; notes that the scheme had its origins five years earlier in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where on 24 June 1983 a local version was launched by Detective Chief Inspector Michael Cole of the Norfolk Police, Mr Jim Carter, Manager of Woolworths and Mr Peter Ward, Editor of the Yarmouth Mercury newspaper; and wishes all associated with Crimestoppers continued success, with members of the public reporting, with guaranteed confidentiality, incidents leading to 23 people being arrested every day and one person every week for murder.