Charity offering £1,000 for knife crime charges

Essex Police and Crimestoppers are working together to rid the streets of knives

Essex Police and Crimestoppers are working together to rid the streets of knives

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WITNESSES to knife crime in south Essex can now claim £1,000 for bringing criminals to justice.

Crimestoppers has launched a campaign to encourage residents in Basildon and Southend, as well as Clacton, to help identify thugs who carry weapons if they feel unable to go to the police directly.

If the information they supply leads to a successful arrest and charge they could claim up to £1,000 as a reward.

Det Insp Russ Cole said: “Knife crime levels are low predominantly in Essex but there has been an increase in some areas including Basildon, Southend and Tendring which are the focus of this campaign.

“There have been several high profile and tragic knife crime incidents in Essex over the past few years, which is why I fully support any campaign that seeks to save lives.

“We appreciate that not everyone is comfortable in contacting police about crime.

“We want to do everything possible to ensure that people living, working and visiting Essex have an avenue to give information if they wish”.

Ann Scott of Crimestoppers said those who came forward with information about a knife crime or on anyone who regularly carries a knife would not be identified and informers are never asked for their name.

Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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1:21pm Sat 9 Aug 14

andyman1971 says...

Deadly Criminal wrote:
Right I might set someone up then. Ill use a juvenile to carry a knife (most likely to get off lightly under the age of 18) then report him, he will get a slap on the wrist in court, and we both take the share of £1,000. 500 quid each for a few minutes work, not bad.
"RICK" with a silent "P"!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Deadly Criminal[/bold] wrote: Right I might set someone up then. Ill use a juvenile to carry a knife (most likely to get off lightly under the age of 18) then report him, he will get a slap on the wrist in court, and we both take the share of £1,000. 500 quid each for a few minutes work, not bad.[/p][/quote]"RICK" with a silent "P"!!!!! andyman1971
  • Score: 10

1:42pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

Deadly Criminal wrote:
Right I might set someone up then. Ill use a juvenile to carry a knife (most likely to get off lightly under the age of 18) then report him, he will get a slap on the wrist in court, and we both take the share of £1,000. 500 quid each for a few minutes work, not bad.
Oh dear - the resident troll is back with a new username. Yawn!!!

What we really need is judges who give proper harsh sentences to the filth who carry and use or threaten to use knives.
[quote][p][bold]Deadly Criminal[/bold] wrote: Right I might set someone up then. Ill use a juvenile to carry a knife (most likely to get off lightly under the age of 18) then report him, he will get a slap on the wrist in court, and we both take the share of £1,000. 500 quid each for a few minutes work, not bad.[/p][/quote]Oh dear - the resident troll is back with a new username. Yawn!!! What we really need is judges who give proper harsh sentences to the filth who carry and use or threaten to use knives. Sensible Man
  • Score: 3

1:51pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

Sensible Man wrote:
Deadly Criminal wrote:
Right I might set someone up then. Ill use a juvenile to carry a knife (most likely to get off lightly under the age of 18) then report him, he will get a slap on the wrist in court, and we both take the share of £1,000. 500 quid each for a few minutes work, not bad.
Oh dear - the resident troll is back with a new username. Yawn!!!

What we really need is judges who give proper harsh sentences to the filth who carry and use or threaten to use knives.
Like the recent female who held up Martins newsagents > got off on that armed knife robbery, yeah what a deterrent..
[quote][p][bold]Sensible Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deadly Criminal[/bold] wrote: Right I might set someone up then. Ill use a juvenile to carry a knife (most likely to get off lightly under the age of 18) then report him, he will get a slap on the wrist in court, and we both take the share of £1,000. 500 quid each for a few minutes work, not bad.[/p][/quote]Oh dear - the resident troll is back with a new username. Yawn!!! What we really need is judges who give proper harsh sentences to the filth who carry and use or threaten to use knives.[/p][/quote]Like the recent female who held up Martins newsagents > got off on that armed knife robbery, yeah what a deterrent.. Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: 6

2:03pm Sat 9 Aug 14

pussycats says...

I'd like to nominate the lady who was working in Martin's, at the time. She certainly deserves the £1,000.
I'd like to nominate the lady who was working in Martin's, at the time. She certainly deserves the £1,000. pussycats
  • Score: 13

2:40pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

"Det Insp Russ Cole said: “Knife crime levels are low predominantly in Essex but there has been an increase in some areas including Basildon, Southend and Tendring which are the focus of this campaign.

“There have been several high profile and tragic knife crime incidents in Essex over the past few years, which is why I fully support any campaign that seeks to save lives. "

Yeah, so why do judges let people off with a slap on the wrist?, if they have a knife they have intentions of using it to the max, how about instant 10 years for anyone carry.
"Det Insp Russ Cole said: “Knife crime levels are low predominantly in Essex but there has been an increase in some areas including Basildon, Southend and Tendring which are the focus of this campaign. “There have been several high profile and tragic knife crime incidents in Essex over the past few years, which is why I fully support any campaign that seeks to save lives. " Yeah, so why do judges let people off with a slap on the wrist?, if they have a knife they have intentions of using it to the max, how about instant 10 years for anyone carry. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 8

2:58pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Rio25 says...

The only deterrent is cowards who carry knives getting caught out by a knife themselves,as some people's lives are actually better in prison, then again they'll probably boast about how many times they've been stabbed in the past that's the typical mentality for those types who think they're so clever
The only deterrent is cowards who carry knives getting caught out by a knife themselves,as some people's lives are actually better in prison, then again they'll probably boast about how many times they've been stabbed in the past that's the typical mentality for those types who think they're so clever Rio25
  • Score: 1

11:01pm Sat 9 Aug 14

BasildonDond says...

Scrap the CPS, Anybody found guilty of any crime should be 'dealt with' the the victims friends and family
Scrap the CPS, Anybody found guilty of any crime should be 'dealt with' the the victims friends and family BasildonDond
  • Score: 2

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