Gardai urge people not to share fake kidnap warnings on social media

Gardai are urging local people not to share fake kidnap warnings on social media or in WhatsApp groups.

It’s after the photo of a foreign man, wrongly accused of being in a child abduction gang, was shared more than 2,000 times on Facebook. It’s claimed a group from Albania has made suspicious approaches in south Dublin but Gardai say they’re not investigating anything of this nature.

Detectives are asking people in Cavan and Monaghan to refrain from sharing photos which cannot be verified and to instead contact a member of the gardai if they have concerns.