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Proceeds of Crime Act

Putting Criminals Cash Back into Local Communities

Police in North East Leeds are using cash and assets seized from convicted criminals to benefit local communities.

During the past two years in excess of £62,000 pounds has been donated to local groups and organisations across the North East Leeds policing area that stretches from Methley in the south through central and east Leeds to Wetherby in the north.

Under the Proceeds of Crime Act any cash or assets can be taken from those suspected of being involved in criminality unless they can prove they have been legitimately earned or paid for.

This forms part of the Why Should They? campaign which encourages people from across West Yorkshire to anonymously report people who they believe are living beyond their means and funding their lifestyles through crime.

We use any information you tell us about to check on these people and anyone who is believed to be involved in criminality will be arrested and brought before the courts.

Proceeds of Crime Act

To report anyone you suspect is living off the proceeds of crime, please call Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on: 0800 555 111.

We have recently awarded the following donations to organisations in your local area:

£250 Barwick in Elmet Maypole Festival

Contribution towards the community activities based around the raising of the 86ft maypole.

£250 Collingham Village Gala

Funding for annual community event, which is free to members of the public and included a free BBQ.

£250 Scholes Methodist Church

Repair of dry rot, anti-water penetration treatment and general repairs to the roof of the building.

Wetherby and Harewood Neighbourhood Policing Team
To speak to us about a local police issue please call: 0113 2855374
Email: wetherbynpt@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

To report an incident or crime please call: 0845 6060606or in an emergency: 999