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To pursue 101 about this crime?

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RuncibleSpoonandaRing Mon 02-May-16 20:09:31

There's been a crime in my local town, which involved the destruction of a number of trees (I've seen these) and possibly a hit and run by a drunk-driver.

I overheard a conversation today between 2 shop workers, whose names I don't know, but who would be very easy for the police to trace, where one stated the drunk driver was their mutual friend's boyfriend, and said the tree damage was linked to a hit and run last night. I've looked on local news and can't see any reports.

I didn't say anything at the time because I was badly hurt in a hit and run myself years ago, so was shaken to hear what they were saying. When I got home I contacted Crimestoppers but the advisor there said they can't suggest witnesses to the police - so they can't tell the police 'the 2 women who work at x know who did it and should be interviewed'.

It may be they have caught him already, though I can't see any reports. Do I leave this, or should I try 101 next? Anyone work for the police who could advise? I can't stand the thought this guy could get away with it, or be free to do even worse.

Beepbopboop Mon 02-May-16 20:17:47

Ring 101.

carefreeeee Mon 02-May-16 20:57:11

Ring 101, they are always happy to have crime reported. The police can then decide what action to take. They will ask for your details though. You can decline to give them if you want but it isn't anonymous like crimestoppers.

RuncibleSpoonandaRing Mon 02-May-16 22:46:12

I assumed Crimestoppers would want to know, but apparently not! Don't know if I'm just wasting police time if they can't take the suggested witness info from me.

Pettywoman Mon 02-May-16 23:05:18

It might help them along in the right direction. If not, you at least tried.

RuncibleSpoonandaRing Tue 03-May-16 16:16:08

Thanks for the replies. It was in the news today as 'unsolved', but I called 101 and it turns out they've already got the person.

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