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“COME DIRECTLY TO US”: POLICE SLAM ‘KEYBOARD WARRIORS’

Tamworth police have taken to social media to express their frustration over the level of public scrutiny they’re receiving online, particularly via Facebook.

In the post, the Officer in Charge of Tamworth writes he is “frustrated seeing good people suggesting information be passed on to Police, only to be shot down by some keyboard warrior who says it is a waste of time.”

And that they simply “want to catch these offenders and keep our town safe.”

“The message is that people, rather than get on Facebook and make comments on Facebook about crime, is please contact us and we’ll act swiftly,” Superintendent Fred Trench.

Police have made more than 15 arrests of juveniles since just before Christmas and say Operation South Break, targeting property crime, is ongoing.

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