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False WhatsApp message putting lives at risk – police

Robin Hood Shooting (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Police have asked the public to delete a voice note spread on social media that accuses someone of being involved in the fatal shooting at the Robin Hood.

A police spokesman said the WhatsApp message contains a male voice making false allegations that should not be distributed.

The spokesman added: “Not only are the allegations this person played a role in Tuesday’s incident not true, they are also dangerous as they place this person’s safety and wellbeing at serious risk.

“Should you receive the voice note and accompanying image, please, do the responsible thing and delete it.”

Nicholas Pedro, the Acting Assistant Commissioner, added: “Sharing this message in any form places an innocent person’s life in real jeopardy.

“Such reckless behaviour also only creates unnecessary unease in a community already shaken by this most recent act of violence.

“What’s more, it hampers the efforts of investigators to bring the true perpetrators to justice. Again, please do not share this voice note and image. Instead, delete it. “