Thursday, December 12, 2019

Police Issue Warning After Criminal’s Hair Sparks Facebook Jokes

Sky News:– Police in south Wales have warned the public not to mock the appearance of a wanted man – or they could face a criminal investigation.

The advice came after the force used Facebook to appeal for information about Jermaine Taylor from Newport, who breached his licence conditions after being released from prison in December.

The 21-year-old’s mugshot, which was posted alongside the online appeal, shows the man with a receding hairline – which has been the subject of jokes and puns in the comment section.

In an effort to stop people mocking the man, Gwent Police warned Facebook users: “Please remember that harassing, threatening and abusing people on social media can be against the law.

“Our advice is to be as careful on social media as you would in any other form of communication.

“If you say something about someone which is grossly offensive or is of an indecent, obscene or menacing character, then you could be investigated by the police.”

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