We have been made aware that at least one fraudulent Facebook account has been set up in the name of retired Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.

The account - and it seems probable that there's more than one - uses photographs readily available from the internet and may appear to be genuine.

We understand that Dr Sentamu has never held a personal Facebook account and has no intention of ever opening one.

Therefore any Facebook account or page purporting to be in his name is fraudulent.

Anyone receiving a Facebook 'friend' request in the name of John Sentamu should assume that it is also fraudulent.