Police social media warning

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE Police are urging social media users not to believe everything they read on Twitter or Facebook – unless it’s an official feed.

The force has been receiving a number of calls and Tweets, following rumours and speculation circulating on social media sites.

There is no truth in these rumours, and a the force has been working hard to reassure the public through their official Twitter feeds @cambscops and @suptpaul.

Det Supt Gary Ridgway said: “We would urge people not to believe everything they read on social media sites – unless it from an official police feed. There are a number of unhelpful postings and rumours that are simply untrue.

“We are also actively pursuing anyone we believe to be using social networking sites to incite violence and disorder.”

Young people are particularly reminded of the risks of committing serious criminal offences with items they post on social networking sites.

Det Supt Ridgway added: “We continue to monitor the situation across the county – as well as other parts of the country, and are committed to keeping the people of Cambridgeshire as informed as possible through our official channels.

“I would urge anyone concerned about issues in their area to keep an eye on our Twitter feeds @cambscops and @suptpaul, for the latest information and updates.”