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Kendal man arrested after 'bomb' Facebook post

Cumbria Police Photo: PA

A man from Kendal has been arrested under the Communications Act (2003), after an alleged Facebook post claimed there was a bomb in the boot of a car in the town.

Cumbria Police say the man was arrested on suspicion of ‘causing to be sent by public communication network a false message’.

In the present climate of heightened terrorist activity we would like to take this chance to remind the public that comments such as this not only cause anxiety and distress to some members of the public but may lead to arrest and prosecution.

– Cumbria Police spokesperson