PSNI officers are calling for anyone caught up in the Pokemon Go craze to keep safe.
In a Facebook post PSNI Craigavon said: “OK, we get it, a lot of people have caught the Pokemon Go bug. If you have, great, but a couple of points from ourselves:
-”I need help catching this Pokemon” is not really a police matter, and definitely not one for the 999.
-If you find one near a road, look left and right before crossing, rather than staring just at the screen and aimlessly wandering! Pokemon may be virtual reality, but cars are very real, and very sore.
-If you’re driving, don’t even think about it! £60 fine & 3 points would give Pikachu the last laugh.”
The post adds: “So, if you’re Pokemon Go-ing out in public, please watch where you’re going. Don’t set your phone down or make yourself a target for pick pockets or thieves. Oh and don’t use excessive force on poor Pidgey. PONI (Pokemon Ombudsman for Northern Ireland) will be on you in no time. If Dino weren’t so cute, he’d be in interview already.
“Finally, “But there’s a Zubat in there” is NOT an excuse for breaking into someone’s house, or even wandering round their property. Make sure you have permission from any property owner before you go hunting!”