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Police are concerned about online comments members of the public are making in relation to an active Alexandra alleged assault case.
Southern District Police posted to social media saying it was aware and keeping an eye on social media commentary in relation the incident which occurred on Monday.
"Police are concerned by the nature of some of these comments which have included threatening and concerning language.
"Comments encouraging violence will not be tolerated, and police will investigate any allegations or concerns about concerning comments thoroughly".
Enquiries into the alleged assault are ongoing, and officers also caution that some comments may have the potential to impact on the investigation.
If anyone has concerns about their safety or the safety of others they should call 111 immediately.