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UK: receives police warning for Facebook joke about Olympic flame
01 Jun 2012
BY ALICE PURKISS

A woman who joked on Facebook that she planned to squirt the Olympic flame with a water pistol has been issued with a warning by police. Helen Perry posted the joke on a local newspaper page, and was contacted by the police several weeks later. In the post, Perry added that she would block the route through the UK town of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, until a local person was chosen to carry the flame. Perry was warned that if she carried out what she had joked about online then she would be committing a criminal offence and would be arrested.

 

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