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Peruvian police confirm they aren't chasing Michaella McCollum's bun - after spoof news report of 'frantic' search

Michaella McCollum after her arrest in 2013. Photo: AP Photo/Martin Mejia
Michaella McCollum after her arrest in 2013. Photo: AP Photo/Martin Mejia

Independent.ie newsdesk

Much has been written and much has been joked about the incarceration and release of Irish 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.

When the real Peru peelers post on the DLA page to say they aren't searching for Michaella's bun ...

Posted by Dundonald Liberation Army on Wednesday, 6 April 2016

"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.

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