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Hoax message by far-right group about missing 'Amy Hamilton' reaches thousands

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: February 03, 2014

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A HOAX message appealing for the return of a ‘kidnapped’ six-year-old girl has already reached thousands of people on social media sites.

The poster, the work of Britons Against Left-wing Extremism, claims a girl named Amy Hamilton ‘is believed to have been kidnapped by an Asian grooming gang’.

It continues, describing Amy – whose photograph is actually a painting taken from an artist’s Flickr page – as 6-years-old and last seen in the Croydon area of London wearing a pink top and blue jeans.

However, no child named Amy Hamilton is missing from the London region or anywhere else in the UK.

The group responsible for the hoax is a far-right group who also publish material via a blog called The Daily Bale.

A tweet from their account bragged about the post and how many people had been fooled by it, saying: "An amazing 5000 people shared our Amy Hamilton, Missing poster on Facebook.

“Let’s hope they catch the Asians responsible for taking her."

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