Police warn against vigilantism as they investigate alleged harassment of Peterborough schoolgirl

Peterborough police have warned people against vigilante action as they investigate reports of the harassment of a schoolgirl.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 8:58 am

A number of posts about the allegations have appeared on social media in recent days, and Cambridgeshire police said they were aware some posts suggested residents were going to take matters into their own hands.

Today police said they were investigating the allegations.

A spokesman for Cambridegshire police said; “We are investigating reports of harassment of a teenage school girl in Werrington over the last couple of weeks and are aware of posts and chatter on social media about a potential suspect and indication of vigilantism.

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“Please be assured we are aware of the allegations and are investigating, we ask that anyone with information comes to us to pass this on and does not take matters into their own hands.

““Information can be passed to us online at https://bit.ly/2UMmBpX.”