Man arrested for inciting public disorder

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POLICE have arrested a man at Warrington on suspicion of using a social networking website to incite people to commit violent public disorder.
The 22-year-old is currently being questioned by detectives – and police have pledged robust action to ensure rioting seen elsewhere across the UK does not occur in Cheshire.
A spokeswoman said: “Officers on the ground will not hesitate in arresting anyone who is involved in inciting behaviour that is likely to lead to, or cause public disorder on the streets.”
A number of Warrington people are understood to have contacted police to inform them of entries on a social networking site encouraging people to commit acts of public disorder in the town.
Officers are now working with the site to try and get the entries removed.
The spokeswoman added: “We want to reassure members of the public that those people who use social networking sites as a means of inciting unlawful behaviour will be traced and brought before the courts.”
Cheshire Police have also confirmed that officers from the county are travelling to London to assist the Metropolitan Police in operations against rioters in the streets.
*Later, police denied rumours that there had been outbreaks of violence in Warrington.


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