COMPUTER users in West Yorkshire are being urged to turn super sleuths.

Armchair detectives can surf images from closed-circuit TV and security cameras on a special page on the West Yorkshire Police website.

The 24/7 Crimestoppers appeal page at shows photographs of people police are trying to trace.

Spokesman Det Sgt Ian Froggett said: "Members of the public could hold the key to solving many local crimes.

"The advantage with the internet is that people can now log on at any time of the day and night to look at the information.

"They might have seen an appeal in the press or on TV and want to check the image again by looking at the web.

"They can take their time to check the photos to see if they recognise anyone, and read details about each of the crimes."

Crimes featured range from robberies and burglaries to shoplifting and vandalism.

Det Sgt Froggett said: "The smallest amount of information can make the biggest difference and lead to the criminals being arrested and dealt with appropriately."

Callers to the Crimestoppers police phone line are not asked any personal details and their calls are not taped and cannot be traced.

Calls don't even show up on itemised billing.

Callers who remain anonymous can still claim any cash rewards.