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I think if we're -- it takes us into an area, doesn't it, of information that is authorised and unauthorised? So you see a tweet that says, "I just finished a drugs raid in Maryport", 140 characters. That's about all you're going to get. There's nothing you can do with that, absolutely nothing, apart from go to the press office and say, "Can you tell me about this drugs raid in Maryport? Can you tell me what went ..." "Well, no. I don't know. There's only two of us here. One's doing -- Tweet the officer who ..." It's almost teasing. It just isn't formal release of information. Okay, it's a sound bite, it's a tip, but it's not a very useful tip if you can't authorise it afterwards.

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