A hoax message warning Londoners of a terror attack on London Underground today has gone viral.
The Metropolitan police have told Londoners to ignore the message and “keep calm and carry on”.
The message read: “Don’t travel on the tubes tomorrow. Every single police officer in the Met has been called into work from 4am onwards, even people on holiday are being told to catch the next flight home.
“They think there is a terror threat and that it will happen on the tubes tomorrow around the West End area. So don’t go travelling on the tubes! It’s better to be safe than sorry.”
Social media contains lots of rumours regarding threats to tube network tomorrow. There is no specific threat so keep calm & carry on. 1/2
— Ch Supt Paul Brogden (@BTP_B_Division) August 31, 2014
Chief Superintendent Paul Brogden of the British Transport police tweeted: “Social media contains lots of rumours regarding threats to tube network tomorrow. There is no specific threat so keep calm & carry on.”
On Friday, the government raised the terror threat to the UK from “substantial” to severe due to the ongoing tensions in Syria and Iraq.