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BARNSLEY will be tweeting away on Saturday September 10 when police officers give the lowdown on what’s going on in the town via Twitter.

For the first time in South Yorkshire, police in Barnsley will be adopting the popular social networking website as an avenue of communication for the day’s policing demands.

From 7am, police will be tweeting various information to convey to the public the mass demand police in Barnsley face for 12 hours.

During the day, officers will be releasing details of calls received and releasing information relating to incidents the response team is called to and information about to the custody suite.

The force believes that communicating through Twitter will raise awareness of the diverse and complex role of policing.

The Twitterthon, will also give information from Oakwell, where Barnsley FC are playing Leicester.

Chief Superintendent Andy Brooke of South Yorkshire Police said: “I appreciate that social media plays a key role in our society today and wish to embrace this through the Twitterthon experience.

“I am hopeful that if we are as transparent as possible, our public will have a clearer understanding of demands faced by police.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to show the dedication from my staff.”

To see the police information, follow the hash tag - #barnsley12 or the live feed on the South Yorkshire Police website.