Olly Murs has hinted at a cover-up over the Oxford Street terror attack false alarm.
Olly, famous for shooting to stardom on The X Factor before creating a string of hits like Troublemaker and Dance With Me Tonight, insists shots WERE fired, and even hinted at a cover-up.
It comes after the chart-topping pop star was mocked for his tweets as panic ensued on one of the capital’s busiest shopping streets.
He tweeted to his eight million followers: “F*** everyone get out of Selfridges now gun shots!! I’m inside.”
At first it sparked alarm amongst his fan base but after it emerged there hadn’t been a major incident and no evidence of gun shots he was mocked, according to The Mirror .
“My heart just skipped a beat,” one quipped in reference to Olly’s famous tune.
“You’re a trouble maker,” added another in a similar vein.
Even Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan dived in on Twitter, which prompted a war of words between him and the former X Factor star.
“Stop tweeting mate ollyofficial . Nothing happened,” he advised.
“Listen piers! I was shopping and then all of sudden the whole place went mad, I mean crazy people running & screaming towards exits. We found a small office to hide to which loads of staff and people were saying there was shots fired. If you was there you’d have understood mate,” said Olly.
He added: It’s easy to say now it was nothing but in a state of shock and panic I was trying to
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Piers hit back with: “No. You listen, Olly. When you have millions of followers be very careful what you tweet. There were no shots, in fact nothing happened at all. So you stirred extra needless panic by tweeting false information.”
The official Selfridges account claimed the store had been evacuated as a precautionary measure and there were no reported incidents.
Oxford Circus station was evacuated at 4.30pm following a fight at the tube station. Armed officers responded to reports of gun shots but said later that no shots had been fired.