Grantham Crimestoppers campaign tackles drugs and violence in the town

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A campaign targeting drugs and drug-related violence has been launched in Grantham.

Crimestoppers has launched the campaign in the town and Lincoln in a bid to take illegal drugs off the streets and reduce the violent crime that often comes with it.

The campaign has been launched as a result of an increase in the number of drug-related violent crimes in Grantham and Lincoln.

The ‘Drug Dealers Don’t Care, Do You?’ campaign was first launched in 2014 in Northern Ireland by the charity and has seen further campaigns launched in various parts of England, with the aim of removing drugs from communities and cleaning up the streets.

Crimestoppers receives around 1,000 contacts a day from the public in the UK, by phone or online, and around 50 per cent of those relate to drug offences.

There will be a leaflet drop in Grantham to raise awareness of the campaign and social media will target the relevant communities.

Dave Hunter, Crimestoppers Head of Operations, said: “People in Grantham and Lincoln should not be subjected to these crimes going on in their community.

“This campaign is being launched to try and remove drugs from our streets, but we need your help to do that. Please, be an ambassador for your friends, your neighbours and those around you, and contact us anonymously with any information you might have on 0800 555 111 or online.”

Anybody with information on those dealing drugs in their community can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through its online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org