York man wrongly branded a sex offender in Facebook post

Police have launched an investigation after a member of the public uploaded a photo of a York man on to Facebook and wrongly branded him a sex offender - attracting hundreds of abusive comments.
It followed an incident in a car park in Holgate Road on August 7 when officers received a report of man in some bushes using binoculars.
Officers attended the scene and established that it was a man with learning disabilities who was trainspotting.
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A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson today said: "The Facebook post has... read more

 
10 August 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 24
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