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Police warn about Facebook comments during holidays

Police in North Lincolnshire are asking people to think twice before posting messages on Facebook and Twitter which could result in their homes being identified as unoccupied.

Officers say these days people often forget that by posting certain information on social networking sites, it could result in your home becoming a target for opportunist thief.

In recent weeks officers in North Lincolnshire have been made aware of a number of burglaries in which the victim has posted on Facebook information suggesting their homes will possibly be unoccupied for a number of days.

Olympic torch joke

A woman who joked on Facebook that she'd squirt the Olympic flame out with a water pistol after learning that people who live 60 miles away had been chosen to carry the torch through her hometown of Bridlington, has been given a police warning.

Our reporter Matt Price has been meeting with Helen Perry.

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