Contacts & Advice
Find out how to contact the show or get support and advice if you have been affected by crime.
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Alternatively, contact the relevant police force directly. You will find the contact details on the case page.
Or you can report crime anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping to find criminals and help solve crimes.
Please note, Crimewatch never undertakes any telephone canvassing. Be wary of anyone who gets in touch claiming to be a representative of the programme, especially if they ask for personal details.
Help for victims of crime
If you have been affected by crime and need support and guidance there are a number of organisations you can contact.
The Crown Prosecution Service is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales. Its purpose is to ensure at wrongdoers are brought to justice, victims of crime are supported and that people feel safer in their communities. The CPS has headquarters in London and York and operates under a structure of 42 areas in England and Wales.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is responsible for the prosecution of crime in Scotland, the investigation of sudden or suspicious deaths, and the investigation of complaints against the police.
The Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPS) decides whether or not to prosecute people for committing criminal offences. It decides what the correct charges should be and is also responsible for prosecuting the case at court.
Supportline: 08 08 16 89 111
This is the national charity helping people affected by crime. You can contact it even if you haven't reported the crime to the police. The charity can provide someone to talk to, as well as information on police and court procedures, and how to apply for compensation. It also runs a Witness Service, offering support for before, during and after a trial.
People in Scotland should contact:
Scottish helpline: 0345 603 9213
Crimes against children
Tel: 0800 1111
Child protection helpline: 0808 800 5000
If you think a child is in immediate danger call the police on 999.
National Domestic Violence Helpline - Tel: 0808 200 0247
A central point of contact to call and get help if you've been a victim of fraud.
Tel: 0300 123 2040
London's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community safety charity
Tel: 020 7837 7324
Tel: 020 7735 3838
Tel: 01494 446648
Tel: 0808 100 8777
Tel: 116 000
Tel: 0808 100 8777
Road collisions and crashes
Tel: 0808 801 0302
Tel: 0808 801 0331