POLICE officers were out and about last week in Conisbrough, Denaby and Mexborough as the Crimestoppers digi-van came to town.
Det Insp Steve Smith said the digi-van was all about telling those who live in the west of Doncaster that they are with them in their fight against organised crime groups.
“The digi-van was at a number of places around Conisbrough, Denaby and Mexborough on Thursday (May 30), to let people know how they can report crime when they see it," DI Smith added.
“We know that it’s sometimes a hard thing to do, and people who have witnessed unlawful behaviour may be scared to tell us about it, and that’s why Crimestoppers is so important. You can call 0800 555 111 which is a free number and give them the information you have anonymously, Crimestoppers will do the rest."
DI Smith added people often think the police know about all of the crime taking place in an area - but streesed they need the Doncaster community to be their "eyes and ears".
"You tell us what’s going on and we’ll do our best to put a stop to it," he said.
“On Thursday my team had countless conversations with local residents who are tired of feeling fearful of the organised crime groups who operate in the community they care about. My team won’t stop until these groups are stamped out, but they can’t do it on their own.
“I’m appealing to residents of Conisbrough, Denaby, Mexborough and the wider Doncaster community to tell Crimestoppers what you know.
“It doesn’t have to be a major crime for you to make a report, it could just be something you’ve seen or heard that doesn’t feel quite right. Call Crimestoppers and they will pass it on to us and we’ll do the rest from there.”
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