Police say ‘no child abduction’ took place


Police have responded to claims about an alleged child abduction in Carrickfergus last week.

The move came after a number of allegations were made on social media.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “We are pleased to now clarify that despite what was being circulated on social media, no child abduction, attempted or otherwise took place in Carrickfergus last week.

“Sites like Carrickfergus Community Watch, who initially broke the allegations, are an excellent resource for getting information out to the community. This was evident in the amazing amount of shares it received.

“Unfortunately topics like this can quickly spread, causing unnecessary worry and concern.”