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Police SMS Text News Clare Sampson 2017-01-22 20:14:44

New text number to combat rural crime - 81819

The Police are launching a new text service to help prevent and detect rural crime.

You can provide information and intelligence about suspected crime in your area by texting the Rural Crime Team on 81819.

No matter how small or insignificant people may think information is, it may be a vital piece of a jigsaw that helps the Police fill in the gaps and either prevent a crime or bring offenders to justice.

The number won’t be monitored 24/7 but the team will be looking at it when they are on duty, so it shouldn’t be used for reporting crimes, or anything which requires an immediate police attendance. In those circumstances please dial 999.

You can still pass on information via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.