Tuesday, 9 August 2011

There are NO riots in Telford

There have been a flurry of rumours on Twitter and Facebook about disturbances in Telford tonight.

West Mercia Police are updating their Twitter feed regularly and confirm that there are no problems reported anywhere in the West Mercia force area and that includes Shropshire.

False reports of disturbances are extremely unproductive and irresponsible.  There is a risk that people will turn up at places where false claims of trouble are put about and not finding any trouble, will cause some.

If you want up-to-date and accurate information, don't listen to the rumours posted on social media, check the West Mercia Police Twitter feed.  Your next door neighbour's postman's friend's milkman is not the best source of information on these things!