Manchester Police tweet every incident for 24h

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From 5am this morning Manchester Police have been posting live details of every incident they deal with to Twitter.

Bosses say the 24 hour move is part of a bid to show the public the complexities of modern policing which are often not seen.

It is also hoped people might question the sort of thing they contact police about after seeing a list of the numbered calls received by GMP.

Within the first eight hours alone there were more than 1,000 tweets sent, with incidents ranging from kids throwing eggs to serious crime.

Other things people contacted police about included 'Call 686' which reported a man shouting 'you're gorgeous' at a woman and 'Call 674' - a man who said his TV was broken.
Speaking of the Tweeting Chief Constable Fahy said: "Policing is often seen in very simple terms, with cops chasing robbers and locking them up.

"However the reality is that this accounts for only part of the work they have to deal with."

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