News of Swindon terrorist attack false, Wiltshire Police confirm

News reports of a “brutal terrorist attack by ISIS” in Swindon are false, as you may have gathered by the lack of panic across the town.

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The fake news website, Newtabi

Thousands of residents shared a link to a website, over the last 24 hours, which claims that a terrorist attack happened in Swindon.

Police are advising people not to visit the website.

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A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “Wiltshire Police have been made aware of a post on Facebook stating that there has been a terrorist attack in Swindon and people have died. This is not true!

“This message has a link to a website that contains a false news article. The site also contains a virus that is downloaded onto your computer. If you see this article please comment on it informing people this is a scam but do not open it.”