Cleveland Police close social network account

A social network account has been closed down by Cleveland Police as part of a clampdown on potential disorder.

In the wake of problems in other cities, the force has pledged to tackle the issue "robustly".

A spokesman said that there had been no linked incidents in the area, but officers were aware of postings on various social networking sites.

These were being monitored, and action taken in respect of some activity, with one account shut down.

'Rigorously pursued'

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Roberts said: "There have been no incidents of disorder or criminal damage in the Cleveland Police area linked to the events in other parts of the country.

"Where there is clear evidence of criminal activity, those abusing such sites can expect to face the full weight of the law.

"Our message to anyone foolish enough to be thinking of causing trouble is clear, forget it.

"You will be rigorously pursued and every possible step taken to ensure you are brought to justice."

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