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Professor Martin Innes suggests this new information age is about fast (albeit soft) information. Although ‘technology is an intervention rather than a solution’ Professor Innes shows how the public reporting of the Lee Rigby case via Twitter spread beyond the traditional means of crime scene information control. News spread locally first then jumped to various cities due to specific networks. As Cat Drew from the Home Office and the related Policy Lab suggests ‘people are no longer witnesses but reporters of crime’.