Ginny Buckley joining Crimewatch Roadshow on BBC One

Crimewatch goes on the road for a second series this summer on BBC One Daytime. Presenter Ginny Buckley will join former detective Rav Wilding to co-present the show, which comes live from around the UK helping to solve the everyday crimes that affect us all.

Each week the programme will feature crimes from a different part of the country – Lancashire, Humberside, Kent and the West Midlands – and will appeal to the public for information to help bring criminals to book.

Former detective Rav Wilding fronts the programme, which comes live from the streets across the UK, while Ginny Buckley will be back in the studio directing proceedings.

The Controller of BBC Daytime, Liam Keelan, says: “Crimewatch Roadshow was a huge success for BBC Daytime last year, tackling issues across the regions of the UK that really matter to our audience such as burglary, vandalism and common assault.

“It’s great to be able to welcome Ginny Buckley to this series alongside Rav Wilding as the series goes from strength to strength.”

Last year the programme featured a broad range of crimes including the theft of explosives from a paintballing park, a fatal hit and run and even parrot rustling. Crime fighting initiatives also featured a crackdown on cannabis farms and city centre patrols to combat drunken behaviour.

Ginny Buckley says: “I’m delighted to be joining the Crimewatch Roadshow team. Sadly, many of us are affected by crime at some point in our lives, so it’s a real privilege to present a programme that does so much to help bring those responsible to justice.”

Alongside Rav and Ginny, BBC regional correspondents will report from each region, with local news teams providing campaign updates throughout the day via their regional news bulletins.

The series was highly effective in solving crime with the help of police in each region. Last year there were a large number of arrests and, as a direct result of calls into the studio, 17 criminals were identified and successfully prosecuted.

Crimewatch Roadshow is due to transmit on BBC One in June 2010.

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