Festival-goer tweets for help from inside tent bag

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Police are investigating after a panicked T In the Park attendee tweeted he was trapped inside a tent bag on the campus site.

T in the Park came to a close yesterday, but Scott Johnston tweeted at the T in the Park official account earlier this morning, saying: “@Tinthepark im somewhere in green 7 someone has packed me into a tent bag for a joke and I can’t get out I don’t have much battery left.”

The tweet quickly picked up huge traction, with more than 3,000 retweets in two hours and the trending hashtag #prayforScott soon proving popular.

Police Scotland replied to the apparent distress signal tweeting “@ScottJohnston8 Hi Scott please tweet us with more info if you can. We have officers with stewards in the area looking for you now.

“@ScottJohnston8 please can you, a friend or family member contact us on 101.”

Johnston has since followed up his viral tweet with the notice of his freedom, writing: “It’s okay everyone my friends unzipped me earlier never been so happy to see the rain”.

This follow-up news of his release has fuelled speculation this may have been a practical joke that got out of hand - with many debating his ability to carefully construct a tweet from the confines of a tent bag.