According to several hoax news reports that are currently being distributed via social media, an ISIS terrorist attack has killed more than 20 people in the UK and injured many others. These reports are untrue. There has been no UK based terrorist attacks like the ones described in these bogus reports. One version of the report claims that the attack took place in Glasgow, Scotland. Another version claims that the attack took place near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. Yet another version relocates the attack to Doncaster in South Yorkshire.
There are no credible news or media reports that support the claims in these fake articles in any way. Police in Cheshire have dismissed the rumours as false via the following post on Twitter.
Hoax articles circulating social media reporting ‘terrorist attacks’ in parts of Cheshire. This is NOT true..
The fake articles were published on a recently created WordPress blog that uses a generic ‘news’ template and still includes several generic story samples that apparently shipped with the template. It is currently unclear who created the fake articles or what motivated them to do so.
These heinous hoax reports are spreading fear and unease in some UK communities. If one of these bogus reports comes your way, please let the original poster know that the claims are untrue.
Brutal terrorist attack by ISIS in Glasgow kills 24 People, 89 woundedGlasgow — Disputes between terrorists are believed to be partially responsible for more than four dozen shootings in which 27 people were killed over the six hour.
over the six hour, gunfire wounded 126 people across the city, according to police.
Lewis said investigators don’t believe any of the shootings are related to each other.
“We don’t have anything that connects these cases,” she said. “But there were several shootings with multiple victims.”
Last updated: December 3, 2015
First published: December 3, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen