Yesterday we issued an appeal following a report that a teenage girl had been approached by three men in the area of Richmond Way, Leicester, on Monday morning (12 September).
We can confirm that a full investigation has been carried out involving a significant number of officers and detectives. Following extensive enquiries, we have been able to establish that the incident did not take place and no offence was committed.
We are aware that information about this report was circulated on social media by others before it was investigated by police. This included an image and details of a person’s car. The tone of the social media was critical and encouraged others to act.
Making a false allegation or posting misinformation on social media can cause significant distress and will have implications for other people. We urge people not to get drawn into things circulating on social media but to work with us to ensure proper checks are carried out.
Thank you to everyone who supported us during this investigation and provided information to help with our enquiries.