Trespassing Pokemon Goers could be prosecuted!

Police today urged Pokémon players not to inadvertently trespass onto private property while playing new mobile Go game

Monday, 18th July 2016, 11:20 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:07 pm
Take care where you Pokemon Go!

They are also warning South Yorkshire folk that, due to the current threat levels, anybody found on a police site for non-police business and without authorisation will be challenged.

A police spokesperson urged players to concentrate on the real world when catching Pokémon, and issued the following advice:

Don’t make yourself vulnerable. Don’t be tempted to take your phone out in busy or unlit areas where you could be a target for thieves.

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Concentrate on dangers around you and be careful when crossing the road – don’t just focus on your device.

Never play the game while driving.

Don’t trespass on private property.

Children's charity NSPCC have also issued a warning. Their spokesperson said: “Children should make sure their parents know where they are going when playing and parents should look to speak to their children about associated risks.

“People using this new app should exercise caution and just take a minute to think about where they are going and what the environment around them is like.”

The UK Safer Internet Safety Centre have issued safety advice about the app at http://saferinternet.org.uk/news/pokemon-go-gaming-gone-mobile site.