Twitter hunt for train ‘love rat Ben’

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Image caption Emily Shepherd overheard the discussion on board a train between Bournemouth and Manchester

A student has triggered a nationwide hunt for a “love rat” after overhearing a discussion on a train.

Bournemouth University student Emily Shepherd tweeted: “If anyone has a boyfriend called Bill…. he’s just told his close friends he’s cheating on you. ”

The post has been retweeted more than 26, 000 times right after she sent it from the Bournemouth to Manchester train on Fri.

Ms Shepherd said the particular response had been “crazy” .

The particular 23-year-old, who was on board the teach which left Bournemouth at about seventeen: 00 GMT on Friday, mentioned “It was a fairly empty buggy and there was a group of boys speaking and drinking and swearing since lads do, and they were experiencing girls’ Facebook profiles. ”

She said she got publicly outed the individual after he or she apparently admitted to cheating on their girlfriend.

“It’s already been crazy – I’ve received a lot of comments from people supporting me personally and you get the usual trolls looking to bring you down, ” she additional.

“I’ve had a few-people sending me pictures saying ‘does he look like this? ‘, ‘what does he look like? ‘ yet there’s no sign yet. ”

Among those retweeting the original submit was Deborah Meaden from BBC Two show Dragons’ Den.

Nevertheless , some people criticised Ms Shepherd’s choice to post the tweet.

Yet other people rallied to support Ms Shepherd and congratulated her for the submit.

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