Fearless fights gangs

It’s gritty, dramatic, deals with gangs and domestic abuse – and the entire film is the work of teenagers in Salford.

Fearless, a new 20 minute drama tells the story of one young woman’s ordeal at the hands of her gang member boyfriend and how an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers helps her regain her life.

It was written, performed, filmed and edited entirely by young people from Salford, backed by Salford City Council, Greater Manchester Police, Crimestoppers and the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner.

It’s part of Project Gulf, set up by Salford City Council and Greater Manchester Police in 2009 to tackle organised crime and show young people positive alternatives to a life of crime. Partner agencies work together to learn all they can about gangs and disrupt their activities and information, which can be passed on completely anonymously via Crimestoppers, is vital to their work.

The Fearless project saw over 150 Salford high school pupils working with a theatre company exploring how gangs ruin lives and communities. They then created thought-provoking performances to ‘Stand up for Salford’ and tell gangs they are not wanted in the city. 

Harrop Fold’s drama was chosen to be filmed for the Crimestoppers website and was brought to life by students from  UTC@MediaCity who handled everything from choosing the actors to lighting, editing and the musical score.

It shows that young people can play their part in fighting crime by reporting information safely and anonymously to Crimestoppers.

Callers to Crimestoppers are not asked for their name or personal details, calls are not recorded or traced and specially trained staff ensure reports do not contain any identifying information. Online reports are treated in exactly the same way.

To give information anonymously call 0800 555 111 or visit the Crimestoppers website

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This page was last updated on 28 February 2017

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