February 18, 2014 9.43 am This story is over 93 months old

Lincolnshire cases featured on new Crimestoppers ‘unknowns’ list

Can you help? A new section of Crimestoppers’ Most Wanted list uses images to help the people spread the word about mystery cases.

Three cases from Lincolnshire have been featured on crime charity Crimestoppers’ new most wanted list, called the “Unknowns Gallery”.

The Unknowns Gallery, which launched on February 17, is an extension of its Most Wanted pages, and is led by mainly images that people can share.

It allows police to upload images of individuals that they require names for, usually from CCTV images or e-fits.

The gallery can be searched by region or county, or by crime type to help the public identify suspects.

In Lincolnshire, three cases have been uploaded so far, ranging from murder to burglary, with one from Lincoln.

The Lincoln entry is asking residents if they recognise two men from CCTV images after a robbery on Guildhall Street.

According to Crimestoppers, the Most Wanted section has featured over 10,000 appeals resulting in over 2,600 arrests, and in 2013 in the East Midlands, four arrests were made after residents saw the appeals.

Crimestoppers East Midlands Regional Manager, Kiran Dhanda, said: “Most Wanted has proved to be a hugely beneficial service for law enforcement agencies and the UK public over the last nine years in helping locate wanted suspects and convicted criminals.

“The Unknowns Gallery will help to build on this platform with a view to improving arrest rates in all areas of crime and ultimately help to make East Midlands a safer place to live.”

Give information on any crime anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111, or using the online form.

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