A NEW tip-off line has been set up for residents with community concerns in Colchester.

The line will allow people to leave a message anonymously with no chance of it being traced back to them.

It is hoped residents who want to report crimes or issues in the community, but who don’t want to speak to anyone or give a name, will feel able to do so.

The messages will be picked up by Colchester’s community safety partnership which will then note the concern or act on it as necessary.

Call 01206 717660 to use the community intelligence service.