Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command are investigating an allegation of cyber bullying that occurred earlier this month.

On Wednesday 27 August 2008, detectives commenced an investigation into an allegation that a group had been formed via a social networking website aimed at threatening and intimidating a 17-year-old male from Tweed Heads.

It is also alleged the author of the website forum was encouraging people to kill and bash the 17-year-old.

As a result of investigations, police located and interviewed a 16-year-old male from Banora Point about the matter. He was released pending further inquires.

Detective Senior Constable Tim Young from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command said: “Any sort of bullying, whether it be in the playground or over a computer, is not acceptable and we take these matters very seriously.

“Victims of bullying should not suffer in silence.

“I urge all victims to tell your teachers, tell your parents or to contact police.”

Anyone who may have information about bullying or who is the victim of bullying can contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.