A student has caused a nationwide hunt for a “love rat” after overhearing a dialogue on a train.
Bournemouth University student Emily Shepherd tweeted: “If anyone has a boyfriend called Ben …. he’s merely told his friends he’s cheating on you.”
The post has been retweeted more than 26,000 periods after she sent it from the Bournemouth to Manchester train on Friday.
Ms Shepherd said the response had been “crazy”.
If anyone has a boyfriend called Ben on the Bournemouth – Manchester train right now, he’s merely told his friends he’s cheating on you. Dump his ass x
— Emily (@ emilyshepss) December 1, 2017Report
The 23 -year-old, who was on board the train which left Bournemouth at about 17:00 GMT on Friday, said “It was a reasonably empty carriage and there was a group of boys talking and drinking and swearing as lads do, and they were going through girls’ Facebook profiles.”
She said she had publicly outed the individual after he apparently admitted to cheating on his girlfriend.
“It’s been crazy – I’ve received so many comments from people supporting me and you get the usual trolls trying to bring you down, ” she added.
“I’ve had a few people mailing me pictures saying ‘does he look like this? ‘, ‘what does he look like? ‘ but there’s no sign yet.”
Among those retweeting the original post was Deborah Meaden from BBC Two present Dragons’ Den.Skip Twitter post by @DeborahMeaden
Dear cheating Ben … are you able please stimulate yourself known before all the non cheating Bens find out where you live … https :// t.co/ Q70pefqfEJ
— Deborah Meaden (@ DeborahMeaden) December 2, 2017Report
However, some people criticised Ms Shepherd’s decision to post the tweet.Skip Twitter post by @GMMcLean
Unless he’s lying to the friends in an attempt to impress them…best not to get involved in the complicated lives of total strangers … #thelivesofothers
— G M McLean (@ GMMcLean) December 2, 2017Report
But other people rallied to support Ms Shepherd and congratulated her for the post.Skip Twitter post by @WasimAkhtar786
We live in a society where we turn a blind eye to things which are bad or wrong on basis it has nothing to do with us. This attitude dedicates breeding ground more wrong to take place.
Good on you @emilyshepss for exposing a cheater!
It’s prob defrauds who are calling you a snake!
— Wasim Akhtar (@ WasimAkhtar7 86) December 4, 2017ReportSkip Twitter post by @LKpreztoday
If he sat there loudly boast, then he deserves every bit of what was coming to him. Ignore the snake talk. Girls have stuck together for hundreds of years, that’s not about to change because a few cubs are butt hurt that it’s easy to get caught out. #goemily
— Lisa Bower (@ LKpreztoday) December 3, 2017Report
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