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Police issue Pokemon Go warning after car caught cruising at 15mph

Published 18/07/2016

Pokemon in a police patrol car
Pokemon in a police patrol car

Police in Northern Ireland have issued a warning to Pokemon Go players after they caught a car "cruising slowly" because her sister "wanted to catch some pokemon".

In a post on the PSNI Craigavon Facebook page,  a police officer said they wanted to reinforce earlier warnings about the dangers of the game.

They said: "We too are loving trying to 'catch em all!' but please folks, be careful!! I've come across groups of kids out in the dark, cars parked up in weird and wonderful places and the most frightening, someone cruising slowly about in the car because her wee sister wanted to catch some pokemon.

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"Pokemon Go is not designed to be played from a vehicle that's moving on a road. This is a massive road safety issue, at best, it's careless. You can't cruise about the road at 15mph, its far too dangerous folks regardless of the time of day."

But the police officer hasn't lost their sense of humour as they added: "Have fun, catch as many as you can, and get out and enjoy the good weather while it lasts.

"And if anyone can tell me where there's a Pikachu.... It'd be much appreciated"

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