7th May 2021

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Public asked to refrain from sharing Facebook video sting of alleged sexual offence involving children

Dyfed-Powys Police is asking the public to refrain from sharing or commenting on a Facebook video sting, which allegedly identifies a male as a suspect of a sexual offence involving children.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “Dyfed Powys Police is aware of a video that is circulating on social media which allegedly identifies a male as a suspect of a sexual offence involving children, and recognise the strength of feeling which exists in respect of this. Llanelli Joint Investigation Unit can confirm a male is currently in police custody helping them with their enquiries, and we can reassure the public that officers are thoroughly investigating and carrying out our duty to ensure all members of the community are safe. The public are asked to refrain from sharing the video and from making any comments on the video which could amount to a criminal offence. This is in order to allow for a thorough investigation and to prevent the investigation being undermined. We also urge people not to take matters into their own hands or get involved in any unlawful activity which could hamper police enquiries. Where any criminal offences are committed, we will take appropriate action. Anyone with any information which may assist the investigation is asked to call 101 and ask to speak to detectives in Llanelli Joint Investigation Unit. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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