Last night while the country seemingly went insane with looting and rioting in London, Nottingham, Liverpool, and closer to home in Birmingham, our Facebook page and Twitter feed came alive with rumours that there was rioting and looting at Bentley Bridge and further afield in Wolverhampton.
We are very pleased to report this is NOT true. There was no trouble at Bentley Bridge and while there have been some reports of minor damage in the city centre this morning – there is nothing obviousÂ that IÂ couldÂ see on my way to work this morning.
We spent a large part of last night relaying Police updates to our Facebook and Twitter followers, and it was YOU who responded so admirably in helping us spread this information and refute these inaccurate rumours.
It was you, the people who live in the areasÂ supposedlyÂ affected by this who were posting pictures on our wall of trouble free streets and reposting the police updates to your own statuses that helpedÂ allayÂ the fears of those further away, who didn’t know what to believe with all the misinformation that was being distributed, so thank you.
Thank you for taking part in a process that helped calm our community!
This morning Superintendent Mark Payne called on residentsÂ to make it clear that they do not want this kind of disorder in their communities, listen to his comments below:
If you’d like to keep up to date with the official Police streams you can find them here:
@WolvesPolice (Twitter) – Wolverhampton Police
@SuptPayneWMP (Twitter) – Superintendent Mark Payne
@WednesfieldN (Twitter) – Wednesfield North Team
@WednesfieldS (Twitter) – Wednesfield South Team
@WMPolice (Twitter) – West Midlands Police