Police are investigating reports of posters in Hebburn claiming a person is responsible for sexual offences, The poster has been displayed in Carr Ellison Park area, more posters have been found on display in Hedgeley Road.
Police officer are attempting to trace the person responsible for the poster’s content and are appealing to the public for help.
Hebburn Neighbourhood Inspector Ian King said “We of course take any allegation of a sexual offence very seriously and all reports are fully investigated.
“However, following investigations, we can confirm there is no truth whatsoever in these particular allegations contained on the posters.
“These posters are malicious. We are continuing to make enquiries as to their origin. I would ask anyone who sees posters of this nature displayed or who has information on who is creating or displaying them to contact us so that we can take action.”