A man who commented on a police appeal to trace him has now been charged.Advertisement
Jamie Murphy, 30, from the Ribbleton area, had been subject to a social media appeal by Preston Police in relation to allegations of domestic violence.
Murphy decided to comment on the social media appeal on Facebook saying ‘People want to mind their own business’.
Police tracked down Murphy and on Saturday (6 January) evening he was charged with four counts of breaching a court-issued restraining order and one count of witness intimidation.
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He is due to appear at Preston Magistrates Court on Monday (8 January) and remains in custody until then.
Sergeant Hesketh, of Preston Police, who issued the initial appeal on Facebook said: “I’d like to thank everyone, including the media, who shared the initial appeal which made it possible to swiftly apprehend him, as well as the officers and detectives that arrested him and then dealt with the case.
“Let this send a message that we do not condone any form of domestic abuse, and we will always support victims to have the courage to step forward and be heard. We will always take you seriously, treat you with dignity and respect, and do everything we possibly can to ensure that the full force of the law is brought to bear against those who seek to harm those closest to them.”