Police Scotland has announced a new initiative to tackle the activities of serious and organised crime groups in Glasgow, including drugs offences, fraud and cybercrime.
It is working in partnership with crime prevention charity Crimestoppers to urge members of public to come forward if they have any information relating to the work of these gangs. People who are reluctant to contact the police directly can instead speak to Crimestoppers in complete confidence.
“There is progress being made to tackle these groups, and we can reassure the public that everything that can be done will be done,” explained Detective Inspector Jim Bradley, Operation Engagement, London Road Police Office, Glasgow. “However, more often than not it is down to the valuable information we receive and we need to continue to encourage people to come forward.”
“We understand that there might be reticence from the public to come forward with any information they may have, however I can assure them that there are mechanisms in place to help and protect those who have information,” he added. “You do not have to contact the police, you can provide information 100% anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers.”
"We are asking the public to speak up anonymously if they suspect or know someone involved in serious & organised crime activity,” added David Hunter from Crimestoppers. "Criminal gangs harm our way of life and legitimate business in Glasgow, often intimidating vulnerable people and spreading violence across the city.”
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