Published Friday, 31 January 2014
A picture of the man has appeared on social networking sites. (© Twitter)
A report was received by the PSNI on Thursday night that a man had been tied up in the St James' Road area.
Officers responded at about 9pm, releasing the man who had sustained minor injuries.
A photo has since appeared on social media sites of the man, who was holding up a hand-written poster.
The incident has prompted the police to issue a statement warning against vigilantism.
"The PSNI is responsible for law enforcement and does not tolerate any type of vigilante activity," the statement read.
"Neighbourhood police officers are committed to working in partnership with local communities to address any issues or concerns and it is vital that anyone with information on any illegal activity contacts their neighbourhood police officers, their local police station or indeed a community representative who can pass the information to police so that the matter can be fully investigated by police officers and anyone who may have acted illegally can be dealt with accordingly."
The PSNI have confirmed that they have not received any complaint regarding the incident.
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