Crime app being trialled

A new smartphone app which allows members of the public to report crime directly to police is going on trial in the North East

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App puts power in public's hands, says charity

The Self Evident app is a state-of-the-art expression of Sir Robert Peel's principle that 'the police are the public, the public are the police'. Self Evident makes it easy for the public to report crime, make statements and file evidence with the police simply and securely. Mobile technology is an incredibly powerful tool and this app will put that power in the public's hands so they can help cut crime in their area.

– Guy Dehn, Director, Witness Confident

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Crime app to "put power in public's hands"

A new smartphone app which allows people to report crime directly to police is being trialled in the North East.

_Self Evident _has been created the charity Witness Confident. Guy Dehn, Director of Witness Confident, said:

"Self Evident makes it easy for the public to report crime, make statements and file evidence with the police simply and securely. Mobile technology is an incredibly powerful tool and this app will put that power in the public's hands so they can help cut crime in their area."

– Guy Dehn, Director of Witness Confident

North East trials crime reporting app

The new app for reporting crime is being trialled in the North East Credit: ITV

A new smartphone app for reporting crime is being trialled in the North East.

Self Evident, which has been created by the independent charity Witness Confident, will allow users to report the contact details, location and details of a crime directly to Northumbria Police Headquarters.

The charity says the app will improve levels of unreported crime and ensure the police get all the details they need.