Hamspshire Constabulary have apologised after branding reports of an chemical attack’ at the McDonald’s fast food restaurant as ‘fake news’.
It comes after officers took to Twitter to dismiss claims of an acid or chemical attack at a McDonald’s in commercial Road in Portsmouth over the weekend as first reported.
The incident, which took place in the fast food chain’s Portsmouth city centre restaurant, was branded ‘fake news’ on Twitter, by Portsmouth Police.
But officers say an incident did take place at the chain, and apologised for the ‘confusion’.
On Twitter, Portsmouth Police said: “An officer tweeted about an incident at McDonald’s earlier calling it #fakenews. It’s NOT fake news. We’re sorry for the confusion.”
Officers say they are investigating the incident.
Police say a teenager, 13, will be ‘voluntarily interviewed’ today.