Teen arrested over false Facebook account targeting Devon…

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A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of blackmail in connection with a police investigation about a ‘false’ Facebook account targeting children in the South Hams.

School pupils in the South Hams have allegedly been asked to send photos of themselves to the account.

A 17-year-old from Dartmouth has been arrested on suspicion of blackmail in connection with the investigation.

A police spokesman said: “A 17-year-old youth from Dartmouth has been arrested and interviewed on suspicion of blackmail.

“They have been released on police bail pending further enquiries until January 30, 2017.”

They added: “Please do not accept friend requests from people you don’t know. Parents are advised to speak to their children about this issue and highlight the dangers of sending images and personal information.

“If you are worried about this or worried about a friend, please contact PC Gerrard at Kingsbridge by calling 101 or email 16049@dc.police.uk.”

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