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26/02/2015 14:22 GMT | Updated 26/02/2015 14:59 GMT

Devon And Cornwall Police Tweet Picture Of 'Drunk' Man Who Looks A Lot Like A Riot Officer

A lesson for police forces - when trumpeting the success of violent crime reduction on Twitter be very careful what your cartoon stick men look like.

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The tweet was swiftly deleted

Yeah, that does look a lot like a riot policeman beating the hell out of an unarmed man.

Devon and Cornwall police are adamant that it is in fact just a standard depiction of two drunk people.

Apparently a night on the town in Devon and Cornwall requires some specialist equipment.

The tweet was swiftly deleted presumably by the same flustered person who tweeted the above message to themselves.

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