Twitter used to identify thugs.

Posted: March 2, 2013 in Law & Disorder

Twitappeal TN 270212 RC 1_lA Michelin star chef used Twitter to catch two men believed to have attacked his teenage daughter.
Graham Garrett’s 18-year-old daughter reported being punched in the back of the head during a night out. The girl said the attackers also thumped and spat in her friend’s face, during the early hours of last Saturday in Maidstone High Street, Kent.
So Mr Garrett, the owner of The West House in Biddenden, launched his own investigation to try and help police find the men.
The father-of-two identified two suspects from an online photo gallery taken at the Source Bar in Rose Yard, where his daughter and her friend had spent the evening.

The chef posted the image on Twitter and asked his 1,454 followers if they could retweet and help identify the pair. In less than 24 hours, the posting had been shared more than 1,400 times and appeared on Facebook.

Then on Tuesday morning, Mr Garrett updated, saying he now believed he knew the duo’s names and had passed them to police.

Mind you police warned Mr Garrett that the tweet could jeopardise any legal proceedings so he had to take posting down.
A spokesman for Kent Police confirmed officers were investigating an alleged common assault, that happened around 2.45am. No arrests have yet been made.


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