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‘HIV in Pepsi bottles’ story confirmed as hoax

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‘HIV in Pepsi bottles’ story confirmed as hoax

People in Gedling borough told to ignore message which has appeared on social media and messaging services

People in Gedling borough are being told to ignore a hoax message on social media which warns people not to drink Pepsi because their bottles have been contaminated with HIV.

Several readers alerted Gedling Eye to the message over the weekend which has been circulated on social media and messaging services.

SICK: This message appeared on social media and messaging apps over recent days

The hoax message to “all citizens of the United Kingdom”, which has wrongly been attributed to the Metropolitan Police, tells people not to drink any products from Pepsi for the next few weeks as “a worker from the company has added his blood contained with HIV (AIDS)”.

The Met Police has now confirmed they did not put out the statement.

Police said “this is being treated as a hoax”, adding “the allegation is unsubstantiated”.

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