Pukaar News – Leicester

First Asian Chair of Crimestoppers for Leicestershire and Rutland

Press Release

 

22 April 2015

 

Romail Gulzar steps up his Fight Against Crime in Leicestershire and Rutland

 

Romail Gulzar, Managing Editor of Pukaar News UK, has just been appointed the new Chair of the Leicestershire Crimestoppers Volunteer Committee, the only independent national charity working to solve crime.

 

First Asian Chair of Crimestoppers for Leicestershire and Rutland. Credit. Pukaar News

Romail Gulzar, the first Asian Chair for Crimestoppers in Leicestershire and Rutland. Credit. Pukaar News

 

Romail, who has volunteered for the charity for 3 years, has great experience of working for the organisation. He has been a key player in developing a number of campaigns including Asian Gold theft, Metal theft and the annual Leicester’s Got Talent event which will be running again this November.

 

This appointment comes as the local community in Leicestershire and Rutland continues to play a priceless role after figures revealed that the charity passed on 26,602 pieces of information to the police in the area, leading to 4,050 arrested and charged since 1995 when the committee formed. This has resulted in £2.1million of stolen property recovered and £1.8 million of drugs seized.

 

Crimestoppers works at a grassroots level across the UK helping to fight crime in local communities. Our volunteer network is integral to this, working with local law enforcement agencies, businesses and other charities, to launch campaigns and events, helping make communities safer places to live.

 

Romail said: “I’m proud to say that I am a Leicester citizen. Leicester is a role model for other cities; it has learnt how to adapt to its many varying cultures that its residents have brought to its area and it should be used as an example to others. As Chair of Crimestoppers, I want to lead a group of people that share my vision to diminish crime, to build a safe environment for residents, local people, and businesses.”

 

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Sue Langley, Head of Regions for Crimestoppers, added: “Volunteers bring energy, enthusiasm and a concern for the welfare of the local community. They also bring their own ideas and expertise to their local committee which is what helps to bring about such fantastic results.

 

“We are looking forward to working more closely with Romail and would encourage anyone with a real interest in Crimestoppers to join us by volunteering.”

 

**Anyone interested in becoming a Crimestoppers volunteer can learn more on the national charity’s website –  HYPERLINK “http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/” www.crimestoppers-uk.org  – and then complete the brief, on-line ‘Volunteer Enquiry Form’.

 

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For further information please contact the Crimestoppers’ Press Office on 020 8835 3700/ email  HYPERLINK “mailto:press.office@crimestoppers-uk.org” press.office@crimestoppers-uk.org

 

Notes to Editors

 

Crimestoppers is an independent charity which helps the police to solve crimes, making communities safer. It does this by operating the 24/7 telephone number 0800 555 111 which people can ring to pass on information about crimes anonymously. They can also use our ‘giving information’ form via our website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

Around 20 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers.

 

Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, it has received over a million actionable calls, resulting in over 126,000 arrests and charges. Over £127 million worth of goods has been recovered and over £301 million worth of drugs has been seized.

 

In 2005, Crimestoppers launched the UK’s Most Wanted on its website which allows the public to view images of criminals and pass on vital information about their whereabouts. It has been highly successful with over 2,500 arrests to date.

 

Crimestoppers UK was founded by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC, Chairman of Trustees. In 1988, he launched Crimestoppers in the Metropolitan Police area. Crimestoppers’ ‘call to action’ is built on a three-way partnership between the business community, the police and the media.

 

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