Police recorded 105 offences linked to the Pokemon Go game in just five weeks – including robberies, sex offences and thefts, it can be revealed.

A Freedom of Information request to the Met Police revealed a string of offences logged by cops since the launch of the app in the UK on July 14 until August 21 – a period of just five weeks.

The game, a smash hit all over the globe with more than 500 million downloads, allows players to ‘track down and catch’ various Pokemon characters by scouring the streets for them.

Reported by the Mail Online. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.