NICOLA Bulley’s family took aim at social media sleuths yesterday for continuing to spread conspiracy theories.
Nicola Bulley’s family took aim at social media sleuths yesterday for continuing to spread conspiracy theories[/caption]
In a statement the family said they are continuing to ‘receive negative targeted messages’[/caption]
“It’s upsetting that we’ve continued to receive negative targeted messages and still witness wildly inaccurate speculation being shared over numerous platforms.
“We encourage people to look at the facts, the evidence which has been heard during the inquest, and the conclusion reached by the coroner, to ignore any amateur views and opinions, and be mindful of the impact words bring.”
Their message was echoed by Lancashire Police.
The force had previously criticised social media sleuths — specifically those on TikTok, who they said had been “playing their own private detectives” — for “distracting” the investigation.
Det Chief Supt Pauline Stables, head of crime at Lancashire Constabulary, said: “I hope that HM Coroner’s clear and definitive findings will put an end to ill-informed speculation and conspiracy theories which have been so damaging to Nikki’s family, the community of St Michael’s.”
Security was stepped up outside Preston County Hall during the two-day inquest.
Members of the public were seen live-streaming the statements to social media as they were read out.