SUDBURY -- A witness to a crime in North Bay has been subjected to intimidation from three people through a threatening social media post, police said Friday.

North Bay Police have now charged two women and a man with intimidating a witness.

"North Bay Police began an investigation in August 2020 regarding the intimidation of an individual involved in an ongoing criminal matter," police said in a news release.

"Police allege that an individual who had provided information during an investigation before the courts had been the subject of a post shared on a social media site attracting several comments from people that created a safety concern."

A 54-year-old woman from North Bay, a 42-year-old woman from East Ferris and a 42-year-old man from Powassan are all charged with one count of intimidation of a justice participant.

The three were arrested in early September and have all since been release. The two women will be back in court Oct. 20, while the man will have his case dealt with Nov. 3.

“Public confidence in our courts being ethical and trustworthy means police have the added responsibility of identifying and charging people who try to intimidate or threaten a person involved in our judicial process," said Chief Scott Tod. "North Bay Police Service, like all our provincial and national policing partners, will vigorously investigate these types of offences that protect the integrity of our judicial system.”