County’s police chief joins online Twitter community

LINCOLNSHIRE’S Chief Constable is believed to have become the first in the country to go online as a ‘tweeter’.

Richard Crompton opened his Twitter account on Monday and within a few hours had more than a hundred followers.

“It’s a great way of direct communication,” Chief Constable Crompton said. “It’s instant, it’s brief and will reach a wide audience.”

His first tweet announced his new national role for the Association of Chief Police Officers in the way heritage crime is dealt with.

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