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Crimestoppers and the Environment Agency join forces.
29th July 2011.


In an attempt to stamp out environmental crime, including the illegal dumping and exportation of WEEE, the public and businesses are now able to report environmental crime anonymously through crimestoppers.
David Eden, Environmental Crime Team Leader said "We are only as good as the information we receive from members of the public, who can act as our eyes and ears on the ground every day.
"We are pround to be working in partnership with Crimestoppers to stamp out environmental crime."
Certain areas of crime are of particular interest including; large scale illegal dumping of waste, illegal exporting of waste tyres, electrical and electronic equipment, eel and elver poaching, and fish theft and illegal fish stocking.
The initiative intends to help the Environment Agency bring successful prosecutions against those who disregard the law, damage the environment and bring misery to peoples lives. Dave Cording, Crimstoppers' Deputy Chief Executive said "Environmental crime can be harmful to animals, unsightly and expensive to clean up and have a real impact on peoples lives."
To report live incidents of environmental crime people can still call the Environment Agency incident line, 0800 80 70 60 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have information on the crimes above that the Environment Agency are particularly interested in, you can report this anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.