August 18, 2010 2.13 pm This story is over 163 months old

Lincoln passes gauged behaviour challenge

Gauged: Crimestoppers says it received dozens of anonymous tips following an anti-criminal damage campaign in Lincoln.

More Lincolnites gave anonymous information about crime in the city following a campaign from Crimestoppers. The crime-fighting charity says it received dozens of calls after its three-week Gauge Your Behaviour campaign in Lincoln.

“Our message that alcohol is no excuse for causing criminal damage really hit home and reminded everyone coming into Lincoln for a night out to ensure they gauge their behaviour,” said Sue Langley, Crimestoppers’ East Midlands Regional Manager.

As part of the campaign, which lasted from July 16 to August 6, people took part in Beer Goggles challenges (pictured above), trying to walk with a tray of drinks, and also staff in the city’s pubs and bars wore Gauge Your Behaviour clothing.

Taxi drivers in Lincoln displayed the campaign's message on their cars and in tipseats inside for three weeks.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in the campaign and those members of the public who took part,” Langley added.

The campaign was run in partnership with other groups including Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service, and the City of Lincoln Anti Social Behaviour Team.

Source, Photos: Crimestoppers