Update tweet arrests

North Wales Police confirmed this morning that the three individuals arrested as part of their investigation into the naming of a rape victim on a social media site have been released on bail.


They have all been bailed pending further inquiries to a police station in north Wales after being questioned at Sheffield Police Station. North Wales Police are also consulting with the Crown Prosecution Service.


DCI Steve Williams leading the investigation said that further arrests are planned and will be made in the forthcoming days.


ACC Gareth Pritchard said that North Wales Police wanted to re-assure victims of serious sexual offences that they were determined to support them and would seek to safeguard the anonymity of victims in rape cases.


“We are also reminding people of the legal position and that if anyone publishes the victim’s identity they could face prosecution.”