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Heinz Help Police in Fight Against Crime
Thursday 25th October, 2007

Heinz Help Police in Fight Against Crime
Brian Leech, Edmund Gartside, trustee of the High Sheriff’s Police Trust, and Inspector Bob Pell.

Heinz are helping Wigan Police to fight crime by donating money to the High Sheriff's Police Trust.

The money has been used to buy 11 new digital cameras, which will be used by police community support officers (PCSOs) across the Borough to gather evidence of crimes such as anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping, criminal damage and graffiti.

The pictures can then be analysed by police or sent to the appropriate council department for action, as part of the borough’s Cleaner, Greener, Safer priorities.

Inspector Bob Pell of the Pemberton Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “I’d like to thank Heinz for their generosity in helping us obtain this equipment. It’s great to be working in partnership with a company that’s so committed to the communities in which it operates, and these cameras will be invaluable for helping us to tackle criminal damage and anti-social behaviour in hotspots.”

Brian Leech, Operations Director for Heinz at the Kitt Green site, said: “This is a way we can show the people of Wigan that we are part of the community and enjoy the opportunity to make Wigan a safer place to live and work in.”

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