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Peruvian police respond to spoof saying they're searching for Michaella McCollum's bun

The post was put on the Dundonald Liberation Army’s Facebook page earlier this week.
Apr 9th 2016, 10:24 AM 48,204 55

mccollum Michaella McCollum Source: RTÉ

POLICE FROM PERU have responded to a spoof Facebook post that claimed they were looking for Michaella McCollum’s bun.

The original post was put on the Dundonald Liberation Army’s Facebook page on Monday, making reference to the fact that the famous hairstyle was missing during her interview with RTÉ on Sunday night.

The official Facebook account of Policía Nacional del Peru responded to this claim by saying:

No we don’t. [sic]

The Peruvian police told the BBC that they had found the post as they monitor social media for mentions of themselves.

michealla mccollum Source: Dundonald Liberation Army

They said that they had replied to the post for fun.

During the course of last Sunday’s interview with RTÉ the Tyrone native McCollum had said that she had worn her hair in the bun hairstyle as she was unable to wash her hair while being held.

The interview last Sunday night was met with mixed reaction, with many viewers feeling that McCollum did not face tough enough questions.

RTÉ told earlier this week that they had received 89 email or phone interactions as a result of the programme as of the close of business on Monday.

Read: RTÉ has been getting a lashing over THAT Michaella McCollum interview

Also: Michaella McCollum’s interview on RTÉ divided opinions last night

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