Bobbies on the tweet: Barking and Dagenham police ‘Tweetathon’ reviewed
PUBLISHED: 18:54 05 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:27 06 February 2015
Between seizing BMWs, arresting money launderers and intervening when drunk men pull their trousers down in the street, it’s been a busy day for the police.
Barking and Dagenham bobbies have been updating Twitter followers since 9am this morning in a live feed detailing their every move.
From taxi disputes in Barking town centre to the arrest of 10 men as part of a large operation to tackle car crime, they demonstrated the diverse nature of the job.
Those with their eyes “peeled” on the live feed will have read about a 13-year-old who was hit by a car and a mother who was given a stern warning after her child dialled 999 while playing with a phone.
The aim was to encapsulate a day in the force as people phone in with emergency 999 calls and non-emergencies via the 101 number.
The police are also using the event as a witness appeal, calling for people to come forward and help with investigations.
And while the public enjoyed learning about a typical day in the force, officers were also picked upon by an eagle-eyed follower who spotted a mistake in their updates.
He tweeted @MPSBARKDAG about their spelling of “en route” and it took a few tweets before the mistake was amended.
But overall the peelers impressed the public with their work, with Tanya173 @Tanya173 tweeting: “You guys do a hell of a job. Well done and thank you.”
Followers can tweet a question using the hashtag #MPSBarkDagLive until 9pm tonight.
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