Residents and businesses across Wales who think that someone has purchased or sold age restricted products to an underaged person can now report is anonymously to Crimestoppers.

Trading Standards Wales and the charity Crimestoppers have joined forces to provide a service that enables members of the public to anonymously provide valuable information to help keep communities safe and healthy.

It is the latest issue that the two organisations are working on to encourage members of the public to provide information on concerns they might have, 100% anonymously.

Aged restricted products include:

• Alcohol
• Tobacco products including cigarettes, tobacco, cigarette papers and cigars
• E-cigarettes
• Fireworks
• Knives, knife blades, open edged razor blades, axes
• Glue, aerosols, domestic cleaning fluids, dry cleaning fluids, paint strippers and thinners.

Councillor Gareth Lloyd, Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Member for Finance and Procurement Services and Public Protection Services, said: “We are supporting Trading Standards Wales and Crimestoppers in urging the reporting of illegal sale of underage products. Share any information you have with Crimestoppers for the safety of all the county's residents.”

Helen Picton, Chair of Trading Standards Wales, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Crimestoppers and giving members of the public a way to report these crimes anonymously. Aged restricted products have a minimum age of purchase as they are considered to be harmful to children and teenagers. Not only is the sale of these products a crime, but they also harm the welfare of our children and disrupts communities.”

If you think that someone has purchased or sold age restricted products to an underaged person then report it to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit the Crimestoppers website and tell them what you know. Your information can help keep communities across Wales safe.