Cleveland Police was forced to make comment today over the suggestion of an ongoing firearms incident which is believed to have occurred in Georgetown.
Incidents on Teesside falsely reported that there was a firearms incident happening involving police dogs posting “Report of Heavy Police Present ARUNDEL ROAD, Grangetown. Armed police + Dogs searching gardens.”
Report of Heavy Police Present ARUNDEL ROAD, Grangetown. Armed police + Dogs searching gardens.
— INCIDENTSonTEESSIDE (@IncidentsTEES) December 10, 2013
The post had created lots of speculation online and even caused people to be fearful of being in Grangetown, lots of comments were quickly removed.
Police have today quickly reacted to the posts commenting on Twitter to reassure fearful residents that there was no such incident happening.
Contrary to some reports, we can confirm there are currently no firearm incidents or searches involving our dogs in Grangetown.— Cleveland Police UK (@ClevelandPolice) December 10, 2013