Three Arrested In Southampton

Three people have been arrested in Southampton by police investigating the use of social networking in an attempt to incite violent disorder.

Two people are in custody in Southampton on Thursday, August 11 after being arrested on suspicion of inciting violence on the social networking site Twitter.

A 25-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, both from the Shirley area of Southampton, were arrested by police yesterday evening and remained in custody overnight.

The arrests were made following an investigation by Hampshire Constabulary detectives into posts on Twitter encouraging people to riot in Southampton.

They will continue to be questioned.

A 27-year-old man, also from Southampton, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of using the Blackberry Messenger service to incite violent disorder.

He has been released on bail pending further inquiries, and will report back to police in October.

Hampshire Constabulary heightened its presence amongst the communities across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight last night to provide reassurance to the public and prevent disorder and antisocial behaviour.. There were no incidents relating
to civil disorder.

Officers continue to actively engage with all members of the community today to keep the peace across the two counties.

The public are urged not to listen to rumour, and if they have any concerns or reports of suspicious activity, please call us on 101.

Follow @HantsPolice on Twitter for all the latest news amongst the communities.