So, The Police Are Spreading Urban Myths Now..?

Coatbridge Police, in Lanarkshire, pleaded with teenagers not to get involved with the Paracetamol Challenge as it can lead to organ failure and death.

Eh..? The what?

… young people dare each other to take excessive amounts of the drug on social media.

Do they? Do they really..?

Well…no.

But snopes.com reports that there is no evidence young people are daring each other to take excessive doses of paracetamol, and the #paracetamolchallenge hashtag is mainly populated with tweets discouraging teenagers from attempting it.

Hmmm. Maybe Coatbridge Police should investigate themselves over misuse of social media..?

2 comments for “So, The Police Are Spreading Urban Myths Now..?

  1. May 31, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Stupid buggers in the senior ranks. It looks like Asst Chief Con Fisher from Pie in the Sky is alive and well. I do wish Henry would poison the bugger.

    • May 31, 2015 at 6:05 am

      I’d forgotten that series, until I stumbled across a repeat on one of the Sky channels!

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