Police respond to reports of alleged dog snatch attempts in Wrexham amid vigilante fears
Police have warned people not to take the law into their own hands after “unfounded allegations” were spread on social media about alleged dog snatch attempts in Wrexham. It comes after two posts were shared on Facebook within 24 hours about two alleged incidents in the area. But North Wales Police have spoken out to dispel misinformation amid vigilante fears.
In a statement, the force said: “We are aware of speculation on social media regarding two unconnected alleged incidents in the last 24 hours, primarily regarding the potential theft of dogs. “We would encourage the public to report such incidents to us at the earliest opportunity, before posting anything on social media, as this can encourage misguided vigilante behaviour, potentially as a result of unfounded allegations.
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For more information about how to subscribe click here. “We can confirm categorically that despite much speculation on social media, there has not been a spike in dog thefts in North Wales over recent months. “Please do not take the law into your own hands, and do not publish unfounded allegations about individuals.
“Please contact us and we will investigate in the correct manner.”