Bedworth police plea to use social media in the fight against crime

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BEDWORTH bobbies are appealing to householders to help them use social media to crack crimes.

Members of Bedworth Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) say that sites such as Twitter can help spread important messages and are appealing to residents and businesses across the town to join them in the fight against crime.

It was only yesterday that the team, as well as officers in Nuneaton, used Twitter to help spread the word about a high risk missing teenage girl – and she was found in a matter of hours.

Bedworth Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) stated “We have decided to put out this appeal following an incident yesterday, we were deployed to Nuneaton to assist in the hunt for a missing person deemed as high risk, we were able to put her image on our Twitter page which was then shared a few times by Nuneaton businesses and communities.

“This got us thinking, next time we have an incident in Bedworth, whether it be a missing person, appeal for witnesses or to update the public on arrests it would be brilliant for our communities and local businesses to be following us and getting the information first hand, and at time and help us out, whether it be with a retweet or a like.”

They went on: “We are appealing to all Twitter users in and around Bedworth, Exhall and Bulkington to give us a follow on Twitter. This is for all business premises; large or small and individuals from our communities.

“Social Media is very important in this day and age, allowing us to engage directly with the communities quickly and from any location.”

To follow the Bedworth SNT on Twitter, look for @bedworthcops

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