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Appeal to remove image of female on social media

Turks and Caicos, March 5, 2017 – Providenciales – The female whose image has been circulating on WhatsApp and Social Media indicating tht she is the mastermind of a robbery and shooting incident that occurred yesterday (Saturday 4th March 2017) at a Resort in Lower Bight, Providenciales, has voluntarily reported to Police stating she has no involvement with this incident.

Detectives did not have any suspicion of this particular female, however her image including Social Media profile has surface and had since went viral accusing her of being a part of the set-up.

The public is reminded to act responsibly when publishing statements that are non-factual about persons on the internet and since this can cause damage to a person’s reputation, character or integrity, civil suits may be taken.  If the Police have reasons to believe that a person has committed a crime, they may issue wanted images to the public for assistance.

Persons must also be careful of their Whatsapp Interactions. A voice-note sent from one person to the next may go viral. Living in a small community it makes it easier for a voice to be identified. If the voice-note entails information regarding a potential suspect or criminal, it makes the author of that voice message vulnerable for attacks.
Written conversations that are screened shot, can be screen shot with person’s phone number or names of the contact in that conversation and be sent viral via Whatsapp or Social Media, and some of these conversations have contained private information.
If you have images or information of any possible suspect, it is suggested that you email it to ncib@tcipolice.tc instead of sending on WhatsApp or posting on Social Media. 
Press Release: RTCIPF
 

 

 

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