PSNI Arrest a man for Facebook Comments


West Belfast PSNI (Police Service for Northern Ireland) have arrested a man because of the comments he left on their Facebook page.

Saying that while the majority of people who comment on the page for the right reasons, “this is not the cast for everyone.”

“As a result of this one male was arrested yesterday due to posts that we were written on this page and the content of those posts.”

The PSNI have several Facebook pages including Bangor, Holywood, Newtownards, Comber, Ballymena and Belfast City Centre.

The West Belfast PSNI site is monitored by police officers from both Grosvenor Road and Woodbourne Police stations.

As yet, here are no details about the man who has been arrested.

The post goes on to say, “We are doing so to keep the local community informed as to what is happening in our area and the service as a whole. However, if we do receive threats, abuse etc etc and the nature of such threats in considered to be grossly offensive then we are obliged to investigate these posts. This could lead to searches of premises and all devices that can be used to post data to Facebook or other social network sites could be seized and examined.”

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