Crimestoppers visit focuses on youth service

A visit to Crimestoppers in Wallington gave the High Sheriffs of Surrey and Sussex a chance to learn more about the charity’s work in their counties and nationally.

The charity, which launched in 1988, helps people to report crimes anonymously. It also shares advice and research on crime, working to keep us all safer.

Neil Hart, High Sheriff of West Sussex, and Dr Llewelyn, Surrey’s High Sheriff, joined the Chairs of their counties’ Crimestoppers Committees during the visit, which took in the Crimestoppers Contact Centre.

Given the rise in county lines in Surrey, Dr Llewelyn was particularly interested in hearing updates about Fearless, the Crimestoppers youth service, from Mick Duthie, Head of Operations, and Glenys Balchin, Regional Manager for Surrey and Sussex.

Fearless provides a safe place for young people to pass on information about crime and wrongdoing without giving their personal details.