A YouTuber has been fined after joining the search for Nicola Bulley.
Dan Duffy, 36, posted a video of himself being arrested by Lancashire Police officers on his YouTube channel called Exploring with Danny.
He has posted a number of videos on TikTok since Ms Bulley went missing on 27 January, as well as on his YouTube channel, which has 206,000 subscribers.
Lancashire Police said he was handed a fixed penalty notice under section 4 of the Public Order Act: fear or provocation of violence.
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In the arrest video, Mr Duffy said: “Hi guys, I’m being arrested on a public order offence. They’ve had an allegation.
“As you all know I was in the search to find the missing woman Nicola but this is what this country’s turning into.
“No freedom of speech.”
In previous clips posted to his channel, Mr Duffy said he joined the search because he “wants some answers” and there are “a lot of conspiracy theories flying around on the internet”.
He also said that he had “actually been in people’s back gardens at night-time with torches”.
Police said no other person had been handed a fixed penalty notice in relation to the search.
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In a statement, police said: “A 36-year-old man from Darwen was arrested under Section 4 of the Public Order Act – Fear/Provocation of Violence.
“He was given a Fixed Penalty Notice.”