25 Nov '11, 11am

Singapore Police makes first arrest inspired by Facebook tip-off

Singapore Police makes first arrest inspired by Facebook tip-off

Now, social media has proven to be another effective platform with the police making their first arrest after receiving information from an appeal on Facebook. The information had been posted on the Singapore Police Force's Facebook page in July 2009. -- PHOTO: SPF FACEBOOK By Leonard Lim Newspapers, television programmes and posters in public places have helped the police nab hundreds of suspects over the years. Now, social media has proven to be another effective platform with the police making their first arrest after receiving information from an appeal on Facebook. The information had been posted on the Singapore Police Force's Facebook page in July 2009. Besides the popular social networking site, the police also appealed for information through traditional channels, with a press release sent out in 2009. A fortnight ago, a member of the public called 999, saying he ...

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