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What can the police do?

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The police will look at any messages and content and consider if a message is potentially criminal. 

Appropriate action will be taken which could mean getting an apology from the person concerned, or for more serious matters, arresting the person responsible or interviewing them under caution.

Cases involving sustained abuse or where someone's life is threatened will be treated seriously. 

If you are ever threatened with direct physical harm call the police in a non-emergency 101 for an emergency call 999.

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