Chloe Mitchell murder investigators call on people not to share videos

Chloe Mitchell murder investigators call on people not to share videos
Two men have been charged over the murder and disappearance of Chloe Mitchell (21) in Ballymena, Co Antrim.

Police investigating the murder of 21-year-old Chloe Mitchell have appealed for people to stop sharing graphic videos on social media.

Detectives from the PSNI major investigation team said they were aware of graphic videos and texts currently circulating on social media platforms that contained inaccurate information.

A PSNI spokesman said this content was distressing to Ms Mitchell’s family and that public discussion over where human remains had been found should not continue.

“I am aware of graphic videos and texts circulating on social media platforms and would appeal to people not to share or comment on these, as not only do they contain many inaccuracies, they are also causing significant distress to Chloe’s family and friends,” they said.


“I am also aware of commentary in the media speculating about the recovery of human remains at specific locations.

“We would ask people not to comment and share such matters as they are likely to be incorrect, inaccurate and very hurtful to Chloe’s family.”

Floral tributes to Chloe Mitchell in Harryville, Ballymena. Photo: PA

Vigils are expected to take place in Belfast and Ballymena on Wednesday in tribute to Ms Mitchell.

A huge search operation was launched after Ms Mitchell, from Co Antrim, went missing in the late hours of June 2nd, into the early hours of June 3rd.


The search was called off after suspected human remains were discovered in Ballymena.

One man has appeared in court charged with Ms Mitchell’s murder while a second was charged with assisting an offender.

A vigil in Belfast has been organised at City Hall at 5.30pm on Wednesday.

Brendan McNally, whose sister Natalie died in an attack in Lurgan, Co Armagh, in December, said on Twitter that he hopes people will attend.


“I am urging a strong show out at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday 5.30 PM, as a vigil for the life of Chloe Mitchell,” he wrote.

Charity Turning Point NI is organising a vigil in Ms Mitchell’s home town of Ballymena for later on Wednesday.

Members of the community are invited to gather at 7.30pm in King George’s Park in Harryville.

The charity said the vigil has been organised with the permission of the Mitchell family.

The police have urged anyone with information, including images or videos that they believe may be of relevance to the investigation, to submit information onto the Major Incident Public Portal on

By Jonathan McCambridge, Claudia Savage, PA

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