False rumours that Romanians are trying to steal children in Great Yarmouth have been shared thousands of times online.
The Facebook posts allege that groups of eastern Europeans have tried to abduct children from the Norfolk seaside resort.
Police found no evidence to support the claims and contacted individuals making the posts to try and shut down the rumours.
At least 4,000 people from eastern Europe live in the town.
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False online rumours of child abduction attempts are targeted at Romanians in Great Yarmouth.