BBC Northampton declare President Trump 'injured in arm by gunfire' in hacking incident

Trump at the inauguration ball Credit: Sipa USA/SIPA USA/PA Images

A tweet by BBC Radio Northampton provoked alarm this morning by appearing to break a world exclusive about a gun attack on Donald Trump.

BBC Northampton later claimed its Twitter account had been hacked after itannounced:

"Breaking News: President Trump is injured in arm by gunfire #Inauguration".

The apparent global scoop from the East Midlands broadcaster was met by a mixture of bafflement and disbelief from online users.

After a short period of confusion, the tweet was deleted and a clarification that they had been hacked was sent out.