POLICE and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes has voiced his support for a new campaign that aims to tackle crime in rural areas.
Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers launched its ‘Scene it. Herd it. Speak up about it. Anonymously’ campaign last Wednesday.
Mr Hayes said: ‘I am fully supportive of Crimestoppers’ national campaign as it is particularly relevant to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight where 85 per cent is considered rural and it is in line with Hampshire Constabulary’s rural policing strategy.’
Mr Hayes said Hampshire Constabulary had recently been successful in a number of court cases in relation of rural crimes where information from the public had prompted investigations.
He encouraged anybody with information or suspicions concerning criminal activity in the rural community to ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.