South West Wales

'Dead' woman Trisha Meikle horrified by Facebook rumours

Trisha Meikle Image copyright Wales news service
Image caption Rumours that Trisha Meikle had died spread online

A businesswoman was horrified to hear her friends had started a collection for her funeral after being told she was dead.

They were led to believe 52-year-old Trisha Meikle, from Neath, had "dropped down dead" after a night out.

The rumour about the airport shuttle owner went out of control on Facebook.

"The rumour was I had gone to bingo, got drunk, went home and dropped down dead - I don't even drink," Ms Meikle said.

She believes the rumour could have been started by a business rival.