Highland police division asks for responsible social media behaviour after claims of dog thefts in Nairn
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Police have asked for people to practice responsible social media behaviour – and report concerns of suspected crimes to them.
It follows claims online of dog thefts in Nairn.
A force spokesman said: "We are aware of information circulating online relating to possible instances of dog thefts in Nairn.
"We understand these have been sparked by an incident on Thursday, March 18, in Dulsie Bridge.
"This incident has been ascertained to be completely innocent in nature. Officers have traced the vehicle and spoken to all parties involved. There was nothing criminal in this, however we treat all reported incidents seriously and as such conducted appropriate enquiries to understand this.
"Officers have subsequently become aware of posts online with vehicle registrations and misinformation about the incident. We ask that the public are mindful of what they read, share and post online.
"If you have concerns relating to criminality or suspicious behaviour, please report this to officers.
"Always be mindful of content posted online and in turn practice responsible social media behaviour."