Linda Nolan duped by fake Manchester attack victim
9 July 2017 - 2:00 PM

Linda Nolan duped by fake Manchester attack victim

Linda Nolan was duped by a hoaxer who pretended to be a victim of the Manchester terror attack.

The 58-year-old singer - who has incurable cancer - exchanged hundreds of Facebook messages and even spoke on the phone with a woman who claimed she had been injured in the explosion at Ariana Grande's concert in May.

However, Linda was horrified to discover that she had been duped.

She told the Sunday Mirror: "This is a vile human being. How sick can a person get?

"I think she's sick in the head - not only to jump on the bandwagon of the Manchester bombings when there are so many real victims, but to pick on somebody who has recently been re-diagnosed with cancer.

Mike Nolan pretended to be related to Nolan sisters

9 July 2017 - 2:00 PM

Mike Nolan pretended to be related to Nolan sisters

"I confided in her and we formed a strong bond. I wanted to help her and I thought we had a connection. But it turned out I had been fed a pack of lies. It's very hurtful and sinister.

"I am going through my own troubles trying to deal with my treatment so this is the last thing I need."

Linda Nolan's cancer under control

9 July 2017 - 2:00 PM

Linda Nolan's cancer under control

Linda was contacted on Facebook by someone called "Mia", who said her sister Emily was waiting to have surgery to have her leg amputated and she was Linda's biggest fan.

Linda then kept up a steady stream of communication to raise Emily's spirits but became suspicious when, after she arranged to visit, another person called "Luke" messaged to say Emily had died.

She said: "[At first] I was devastated. I just thought, "I have breast cancer, it's life threatening and all of that, but this poor 25-year-old girl has gone through all this".

"She must have panicked and thought I would turn up at the hospital when there was no one there.

"My family had started to become suspicious and they found out that the Facebook profiles I had been talking to were faked. When I found out it was all a hoax I just thought "why?""

Brian Conley leaves Strictly Come Dancing
22 October 2017

Brian Conley leaves Strictly Come Dancing

Brian Conley leaves Strictly Come Dancing
Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh choose X Factor final three
22 October 2017

Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh choose X Factor final three

Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh choose X Factor final three
Olly Murs' X Factor struggles
22 October 2017

Olly Murs' X Factor struggles

Olly Murs' X Factor struggles
Miranda Hart would love to do Strictly Come Dancing
22 October 2017

Miranda Hart would love to do Strictly Come Dancing

Miranda Hart would love to do Strictly Come Dancing
Aston Merrygold insists lothario days are behind him
22 October 2017

Aston Merrygold insists lothario days are behind him

Aston Merrygold insists lothario days are behind him
Nicole Scherzinger praises guest judge Stormzy
22 October 2017

Nicole Scherzinger praises guest judge Stormzy

Nicole Scherzinger praises guest judge Stormzy
Sarah Harding thinks The Jump should include trained skiers
22 October 2017

Sarah Harding thinks The Jump should include trained skiers

Sarah Harding thinks The Jump should include trained skiers
Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne to return to X Factor in 2018
21 October 2017

Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne to return to X Factor in 2018

Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne to return to X Factor in 2018
Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger pick final 3 on X Factor
21 October 2017

Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger pick final 3 on X Factor

Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger pick final 3 on X Factor
Debbie McGee tops 'Strictly Come Dancing' leaderboard
21 October 2017

Debbie McGee tops 'Strictly Come Dancing' leaderboard

Debbie McGee tops 'Strictly Come Dancing' leaderboard
Katie Price says Chris Hughes' career will suffer same fate of Gareth Gates' if he continues to lie
21 October 2017

Katie Price says Chris Hughes' career will suffer same fate of Gareth Gates' if he continues to lie

Katie Price says Chris Hughes' career will suffer same fate of Gareth Gates' if he continues to lie
Alesha Dixon 'saddened' by Sir Bruce Forsyth's death
21 October 2017

Alesha Dixon 'saddened' by Sir Bruce Forsyth's death

Alesha Dixon 'saddened' by Sir Bruce Forsyth's death
Most viewed