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Pokemon Go: Police Scotland gotta tweet 'em all

Twitter accounts run by Police Scotland have produced a string of tongue-in-cheek tweets based on the latest internet craze, Pokemon Go.

The real-time monster-hunting game has become wildly popular since its UK release on 14 July.

One post by Police Scotland's Stirling division, saying someone found on a shop roof used the game as an excuse, got over 7,000 retweets in 24 hours.

Police Scotland confirmed that the tweet was a joke.

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Image caption Stirling Police tweeted this joke message on Monday

The official police accounts have become known for posting cheeky humour amongst police updates.

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Image caption Levenmouth Police jokingly warned against trespassing while Pokemon hunting

The Twitter account covering Glasgow North used the Pokemon slogan 'gotta catch 'em all' to refer to the apprehension of four people.

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Image caption Police Scotland Twitter accounts have become known for using humour online

The phrase 'Pokemon Go' has now been tweeted over 15 million times across the world

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Image caption Lochaber & Skye Police tried out some Pokemon themed puns

The game, which comes in the form of a mobile app, combines reality with gaming and requires players to walk around outside to find Pokemon.

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Image caption The game uses augmented reality to make the virtual creatures 'appear' in the real world

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service also used the trend to encourage people to test their fire alarms.

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Image caption Scottish Fire and Rescue joined in on the conversation too

Jokes aside, Ayrshire Police Division relayed a safety message to those taking part in the gaming craze.

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Image caption The Police Scotland account for Ayrshire took a more serious approach

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