Belfast Telegraph

Security data Facebook group closed

A Facebook group gathering information on security forces in Northern Ireland has been removed from the social networking site.

This followed condemnation from the Police Federation which expressed fears details gathered on officers could be used in murder plots.

The republican group subsequently posted a statement which claimed it was involved in gathering information on alleged harassment by security forces and said it took no responsibility for contributors.

It had more than 300 members when the furore around its content erupted, but shortly after 11am on Thursday the group was removed.

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