A couple left fearing for their lives when 300 vigilantes attacked their home are hiding in a safe house after false information from paedophile hunters circulated online.David McLean, 37, was wrongfully outed as a sex offender by hunt group Exposed Britain in a Facebook post in 2018, but things took an ugly turn in February this year when the post resurfaced - sparking a mob of angry locals to target his Dumbarton home.The incident was then live streamed on TikTok, causing hundreds more to join the crowd before a vicious riot broke out.David and his partner Shona, 35, cowered inside their home while the mob launched fireworks and bricks at their windows.
Scenes outside also descended into chaos as protestors attacked riot cops and smashed up patrol cars.Shona told the Record she thought she and David would be killed in the terrifying ordeal.She said: "We were terrified, absolutely terrified.
People were outside chanting 'dirty beast' and the crowd just got bigger, bigger and bigger."The police tried to get us out at the start, but the crowd gathered so quickly it wasn't safe to move us."We spent two hours inside listening to all of that.
Fireworks and boulders were being thrown at the house. Cars were being kicked and smashed."I didn't know if we were going to be killed.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk
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