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Havering Police - warning of criminals using perfume to knock out victims is fake

PUBLISHED: 11:47 13 May 2016 | UPDATED: 11:47 13 May 2016

A nine-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being hit by a car

A nine-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being hit by a car

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A warning that criminals are using perfume to knock out victims before attacking them is fake, police have said.

A post, shared across social media, claims to be issued by police and warns the public about criminals asking people to smell perfume on a piece of paper.

It claims the paper is laced with drugs that will knock people out before they are kidnapped, robbed or “worse”.

Police have said that the post, which claims the crime is being carried out across the UK, is fake and no such warning has been issued.

Forces, including Havering, took to social media this morning to alleviate any concerns the public may have.

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