Young crime fighters urged to act

SCHOOLCHILDREN are being urged to help save lives by reporting crime anonymously.

Fearless, the youth brand of Crimestoppers, held a training event at Sudbury’s Delphi Centre to teach the town’s community wardens, Pcsos and youth workers about the scheme.

Ann Scott, regional manager of Crimestoppers, said: “The training was to raise awareness among professionals about Fearless and how they can use it in their interactions with children.

“We felt that Crimestopppers may be a barrier to some people giving us information.”

Fearless is aimed at 11 to 16 year olds, who are encouraged to get in touch anonymously during non-emergency situations to help prevent serious crimes.

Sudbury community warden Bradley Smith, who attended the training, said: “We have all benefited from this – it was a good and useful day.”

q For more information on Fearless or to report a crime anonymously, visit www.fearless.org.