10/03/2012

Twitter 'ban' for UK cop after student mayhem posts

Cop posted nearly 10,000 messages, often covering incidents

A member of police staff in Devon who used Twitter to report details of criminal behaviour has told her followers she has been instructed to stop using the micro-blogging site.

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Sarah Giles said she had been told to "cease tweeting", after posting nearly 10,000 messages, often covering incidents on her patch in Devon.

The officer, who uses the handle @TopshamPolice in reference to the part of Exeter she covers, wrote: "Thank you for all your support. I was told to close the account and cease tweeting. It upset me very much and is still being discussed RT :("

Devon and Cornwall Police say the PCSO has not been banned from posting updates, but has instead been offered "training" about the content of her tweets.

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