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Crimestoppers Campaign Launched in Loughborough Student Area

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A crime prevention campaign has been launched in a popular student area of Loughborough, after the region reported a 100% increase in burglaries in two years.

The campaign is urging people to call-in with information about burglaries or anyone trying to sell stolen property.

According to Crimestoppers, between 2014 and 2016 there was more than a 100% increase in burglaries in the student 'golden triangle' in the last four months of the year.

The charity said the start of the new academic year can provide a boon to burglars with many students not always taking the necessary precautions.

Commenting on the campaign, East Midlands regiona manager, Lydia Patsalides, said: "Losing personal items is bad enough, but the knowledge that a stranger has invaded your home can leave people feeling nervous and worried.

"This is why we are encouraging local people to ring Crimestoppers with information because it can be passed on anonymously, making it a very safe way of providing information without any reprisals. We would ask people to be vigilant and report suspicious behaviour quickly."