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PSNI unveil Dissident Dan in fight against crime

Meet Dissident Dan - Craigavon police's latest recruit in the fight against crime.

The balaclava-wearing stick man appears to be a PSNI attempt to reach out to children being drawn into criminal behaviour in the Co Armagh town - and put them off.

The character clearly draws inspiration from the 'Be Like Bill' Facebook cartoons that offer advice on how to behave.

In a humorous imitation of Be Like Bill's messages, the PSNI said: "Dissident Dan has an irrational hatred of trains.

"Dissident Dan also hates the people of Lurgan going about their day to day lives in peace."

"Don't be like Dan."

Within hours, the Dissident Dan character had more than 2,000 likes and 800 shares on PSNI Craigavon's Facebook page.

Jude Gavin posted: "Dissident Dan needs to wise the bap and clear off. Not wanted, not needed, no future."

Local MLA Dolores Kelly said: "It's very tongue-in-cheek, but I welcome the way the PSNI are using social media innovatively to reach out to young people."

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Posted by PSNI Craigavon on Monday, 25 January 2016

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