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Crimestoppers mobilises smartphones

A crime-fighting charity is harnessing the power of the smartphone revolution to encourage more witnesses to come forward.

Crimestoppers has set up a "mini mobile site" as soaring numbers choose to pass on information online rather than over the phone.

Around 40% of information received by the charity comes via the online form on the its website.

The technology allows users to access the charity's secure online form which has been optimised for mobile devices.

Those who give information can also make a donation to Crimestoppers via text message through Just Text Giving.

Lord Ashcroft, the Crimestoppers founder, said: "As the only crime-fighting charity in the UK allowing people to pass on information about crime anonymously, it is vital we make this process as easy as possible.

"Through our mobile website we want to encourage the public to give information to Crimestoppers 24/7, whether at home or on the move.

"With the public's help and our commitment to making Crimestoppers even more successful in the fight against crime, we can work together to make our communities a safer place."

:: To pass information to Crimestoppers visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org or call 0800 555 111.

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