French police use social media app to rescue captive teenager


A police spokesman said on Sunday evening that the police used the app’s GPS tracking system. — AFP

With the help of the social media app Snapchat, police officers in the southern French city of Marseille rescued a teenager who was being held captive.

A police spokesman said on Sunday evening that the police used the app’s GPS tracking system. The teenager was injured, he said, and French media reported that the girl was raped several times.

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