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Police warn against posting graphic images of accident victims

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Update: 2:49PM POLICE have raised serious concerns on the conduct by certain members of the public towards a fatal road accident that occurred in Davuilevu this morning.

Chief of intelligence and investigations ACP Biu Matavou said some people had the need to take photos of the victim even to the extent of posing with the victim's decapitated limbs, which was shameful and disrespectful.

"We have also received photos whereby a person is holding up what is supposedly the decapitated limb of the victim and as the Police had already cordoned off the scene their actions therefore becomes illegal," he said.

"Members of the public are reminded that once police have cordoned off a scene of crime it becomes an immediate breach of the law for anyone who enters the restricted area and tries to interfere with the investigation process."

Police are also urging the public to refrain from posting graphic photos of accident victims on social media as it is disrespectful to the victim?s families.


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