Police issued a warning yesterday (Dec 12) against sharing a recent set of inappropriate altered images on the internet, including pictures of children, in various stages of undress.

The images show cropped head shot of individuals pasted on to other images of bodies.

A police spokesman said: “We urge that should you receive these images you immediately delete them from your device and do not forward them on, as sharing them is an offence under the Criminal Code Amendments (Non-consensual sharing of intimate images) Act 2021.”

The Act states: “A person who distributes an intimate image of another person, without the other person’s consent, and in a way that would cause the other person distress reasonably arising in all the circumstances, commits an offence.

“A person convicted of an offence is liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years; on conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years.

“Just think, how would you feel if it were a relative, a loved one or close friend of yours depicted in that manner?”

Anyone with information on the sharing of the images is urged to call Acting Detective Inspector 709, Sharnita Tankard or Acting Detective Sergeant 2456 Ashun Wolffe on 247-1739 or via e-mail stankard@bps.bm or awolffe@bps.bm.