Police apologise after Sheffield girl’s details put online

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A TEENAGER whose contact details were accidentally published on the South Yorkshire Police website has received an apology from the force.

Chantelle Bennett’s name, phone number and email appeared on the site, relaunched last week, after she contacted officers regarding a jacket she left at a New Year’s Eve party.

She had left the Stars and Mayfair Club after Joshua Green, aged 27, was stabbed to death.

Chantelle, 17, from Meersbrook, Sheffield, said she was ‘furious’ her details had been published.

She’d filled in an enquiry form asking police if the jacket would be returned.

South Yorkshire Police blamed technical issues for the publishing error.

Chantelle said although she had nothing to do with the incident, her family feared repercussions.

A force spokeswoman said the forms were submitted for internal use adding: “The feed that caused this issue has been disabled for testing and the online enquiry forms have been fixed and are now secure for public use.

“We have contacted her family to apologise.”