Fri, 1st August 2014

Crimestoppers Campaign "Catch Em Out"


The independent charity Crimestoppers joined with Lancashire County Cricket Club to launch a major campaign to tackle crime in Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

The campaign – Catch ‘em out, challenges the public to stand up to criminals operating in their community and report their activities anonymously to Crimestoppers.

Working in partnership with the LCCC Foundation Crimestoppers will be attending all this season’s NatWest T20 Blast matches at Emirates Old Trafford and the Investec Test Match against India. Volunteers from the charity will be talking to the public and giving out information on the charity and how to contact them, and messages will be displayed on the big screen during matches. The charity will also be attending community days at the ground and schools events promoting their youth website

Gary Murray, North West Regional Manager said: “Many people do not know what we do or how they can contact us, so this is a great way to get the message across to the public. Each year over 20,000 people contact us in the North West leading to over 3,000 arrests; so Crimestoppers really does make a difference to communities. Let’s hope we catch quite a few criminals out.”

Lancashire and England spinner Stephen Parry, who helped launch the campaign during the lunch interval of this week’s LV= County Championship match against Somerset, said: “Being born and bred in Lancashire I know how important safer communities are and the difference that Crimestoppers makes. I am delighted to support the Catch ’em out campaign and hope that working together we will be a winning team.”

Photo of launch with Stephen Parry, Lancashire CCC, Gary Murray, Crimestoppers NW Regional Manager and Carol Elliott, Crimestoppers Volunteer.

Crimestoppers operates the 24/7 0800 555 111 telephone number for people to pass on information about crimes anonymously. Information can also be passed anonymously through the charity’s Anonymous Online Form at

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