Officers from the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team would like to reassure residents following unfounded rumours of a dangerous man in the town.
Over the last couple of days, police have been told of an incident whereby a man was acting suspiciously close to an alleyway on Mellor Road, New Mills.
It has become apparent that this is being widely talked about in the community and that people are becoming worried.
Officers have carried out full investigations and visited the scene and found the rumours and allegations to be untrue and without credibility.
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