Met police say there is ‘no evidence of shots fired or casualties’ after earlier reports of gunfire at tube station
This blog will be closing now. Here is a summary of tonight’s events:
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The singer and songwriter, Olly Murs, who has 7.8m Twitter followers, was among those who tweeted that there had been gunshots and is taking a lot of stick as a result.
He was not the only one tweeting about gunshots by any stretch of the imagination and he clearly believed there had been shots fired – as did the numerous people who called the police – but it shows how quickly misinformation can spread, especially when someone has such a large social media following.
Fuck everyone get out of @Selfridges now gun shots!! I’m inside
Really not sure what’s happened! I’m in the back office… but people screaming and running towards exits!
Evacuating store now!!! Fuck heart is pounding
Being told no shots in Selfridges! Have no idea the whole store went crazy!