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A Bunch Of People On Facebook Think A Refugee Swam From Afghanistan To France With A Pot Noodle

And an iPhone 6 on half-charge.

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It describes how "around 900 Syrian refugees will be rehomed in Weeton Barracks – home of The 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment – as part of the UK's efforts to help those fleeing war and terror".

But as it happens, the army base involved has posted a statement saying, as you might have guessed, that the story isn't true.

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