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First ever Crimestoppers Zone in Wales

A new Bridgend Crimestoppers Zone has launched to encourage communities to give crime information anonymously

The charity Crimestoppers and Bridgend Council today launched the first-ever such Crimestoppers Zone in Wales, to empower communities to play a role in keeping their neighbourhood safe.

Residents in the new Crimestoppers Zone, which covers the Wildmill area of Bridgend, will be encouraged to speak up about criminal activity via the charity’s unique reporting service, which enables people to pass on information 100% anonymously

The charity guarantees 100% anonymity when taking crime information, which can be done in over 140 different languages. For those who call the charity, if required, a translator can be on the other end of the line within a couple of minutes.

The aim of the Crimestoppers Zone initiative is not only to reduce crime, but to encourage communities to speak up safely and anonymously about what they know, to take a stand against crime and anti-social behaviour, without the fear of reprisals from criminals.

We’re thrilled to launch this initiative in partnership with Bridgend Council. The concept is simple, if you see something that concerns you, you now have a safe and anonymous way to speak up. With the Crimestoppers Zone, residents can pass on information about criminal activity without fear of reprisal. Your voice matters, and together, we can make a real difference in creating a safer, more secure Bridgend.

Hayley Fry, National Manager for Wales at the charity Crimestoppers

You can contact the charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 at any time or by completing a secure online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org or Fearless.org for young people, where more can also be learnt about keeping themselves and their peers safe.

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