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Police are appealing to public for help in locating stolen beach towel

By Mason White 4:58 PM July 20, 2015
The police posting 

By: Feng Qian
Police in the United Kingdom, took to social media to ask people for help in finding a thief who stole a beach towel.

The beach towel was stolen in North Tyneside, England.

After the Northumbria police released details about the theft at the Longsands Beach, it provoked a range of responses from members of the public on Facebook and Twitter.

Police wrote: “The theft happened on Sunday, between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. at the Tynemouth Longsands beach. A dark blue towel with the word ‘DRYROBE’ written on the front in red and white.

“Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting reference number 43728L/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

News of the incident quickly spread on social media and provoked many strong reactions.

Darren Gray posted: “A towel! Come on it’s the seagulls they will eat anything, or the wind and sea took it!”

Clare Stephenson added: “I cannot believe that the police have nothing better to do.”

After many people made fun of the police, they tweeted: “We had some interesting feedback regarding the towel. We take all crime seriously, no matter the crime.

“We didn’t expect quite so much interest. We will continue to find the ways to use social media to generate interest and information to help solve crimes.”