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Singapore police says child kidnap online postings unsubstantiated

(Xinhua)

09:30, April 01, 2012

SINGAPORE, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Singapore police said on Saturday that it has made investigations following online postings about children "almost being kidnapped" and that there had been no such cases so far.

They also urged the public to refrain from re-posting or further circulating unsubstantiated information as this may cause unnecessary alarm.

There has been online postings recently alleging young children were "almost led away" by strangers in public places.

The police said anyone who comes across such encounters or spots someone behaving suspiciously should call 999 immediately.

They also advised parents and caregivers to protect their children from becoming victims of crime. They should ensure that children are accompanied at all times.

Parents and caregivers should not leave the child out of sight and should teach the child not to follow strangers.

They should inform the school or childcare center if they have arranged for someone else to fetch the child. Childcare centers and pre-schools are also advised to ensure that only the rightful parents or appointed guardians are allowed to come in contact with the children.

Kidnapping is a very serious offense in Singapore and carries the death penalty or life imprisonment, police said.

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