Peruvian police confirm they aren't chasing Michaella McCollum's bun - after Facebook joke news report of 'frantic' search
Much has been written and much has been joked about the incarceration and release of Northern Ireland drug smuggler Michaella McCollum.
But it was a joke Facebook posting the Peruvian police thought to respond to.
The satirical 'Dundonald Liberation Army' Facebook page posted about the police's "frantic" search for Michaella's bun, in reference to her change of hairstyle for her RTE interview.
"The authorities in Lima are frantically trying to ascertain the whereabouts of Michaella McCollum’s bun it has emerged.
"Viewers were so stunned by the disappearance of the bun that they didn’t even realise that Michaella dodged every single question she was asked," the page joked.
"No, we don't," the Facebook verified Policia Nacional del Peru profile page responded. It also 'liked' the post.
McCollum was released from jail in Peru on parole after serving two years for smuggling drugs into the South American country.
Belfast Telegraph Digital