Stolen goods campaign hits road

A police campaign aimed at warning people of the dangers of buying stolen goods has hit the roads.

Derbyshire police and Crimestoppers have teamed up to remind people buying stolen goods is against the law and draws further crime into their neighbourhoods.

Posters have been displayed across the High Peak, urging people not to buy stolen goods and now larger adverts have been placed on buses to further spread the message.

Sergeant Steve Johnson, who has been leading the campaign, said: “Thieves need to sell stolen items for money or for drugs.

“By buying from a thief or another handler of stolen goods, the buyer becomes part of that crime.”

To report someone handling stolen goods, call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.