Friday 18 October, 2019

WhatsApp messages on East PoS gang activity fake, TTPS says

Voice recordings being shared across WhatsApp Messenger warning of gang activity along Piccadilly Street and the Beetham Highway are false.

That's according to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) which is now warning people to be cautious of false information sent via social media, which can cause unnecessary panic and anxiety.

In an advisory on Sunday afternoon dispelling the misinformation, the TTPS said there have not been any reports of gang-related shootings in the district.

It added that no public advisories warning persons to stay away from these areas have been issued by either the National Security Ministry or the TTPS.

The police have assured that there is no need for persons currently in or entering the capital city to be fearful, as officers and all relevant law enforcement agencies continue to maintain a strong presence and conduct coordinated exercises, to ensure the safety and security of all citizens.

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