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Pokemon Go man 'jumping in front of Belfast to Bangor traffic' fuels safety fears

Published 21/07/2016

The Pokemon Go app has taken the world by storm
The Pokemon Go app has taken the world by storm

Police have issued further warnings after reports of a man running in front of moving traffic on the A2 Belfast to Bangor road to catch a Pokemon.

In a Facebook post, PSNI Bangor said: "Already this morning we had a reports of a male jumping out in front of traffic on the A2, Holywood.

"Can you guess why??

"I don’t care how rare the Pokemon is, it’s not worth your life.

"Pikachu would be ashamed."

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The post ended with a series of hashtages includings "‪#‎TooManyPokeBallsToTheHead‬ and "#‎PokemonNoGo‬".

The message is the latest in a series of warnings about the game. Last week, PSNI in Craigavon caught a driver "cruising" at 15mph because their sister wanted to catch a Pokemon.

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