Islanders urged to stop spreading false information about source of Covid-19 outbreak

NO ARRESTS have been made in relation to the latest outbreak of Covid-19 in Guernsey, a Bailiwick Law Enforcement spokesperson has confirmed.

St Peter Port Police Station. (29175037)
St Peter Port Police Station. (29175037)

Local messaging groups have been flooded with rumours over the last few days about where the latest outbreak of Covid-19 might have started.

The BLE spokesperson sent out an update just after 2pm this afternoon to address the concerns.

'As of the time of this statement, no arrests have been made in regard to the latest outbreak of Covid-19 in the Bailiwick,' they said.

'As an organisation we are committed to being as transparent as possible, and will share information if and when we have it on official channels, including our Facebook page and Gov.gg.'

They added that BLE was committed to investigating any breach, and it would do so quickly and robustly if and when evidence arises.

'Officers are aware of rumours on social media, and want to discourage islanders from both spreading false information online, and believing everything they read online,' the spokesperson said.

'Rumours can cause undue distress to people accused of doing something they may not have, and also hinder investigations. If people do have legitimate information that would be of use to law enforcement, they are asked to contact JESCC directly and not put it on social media.'

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