Spoof Twitter account set up to mock Barnsley

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A spoof Twitter account mocking Barnsley has 3,000 followers.

It is branded ‘Pound Shop Capital of the North’ by those behind the account.

The Twitter account ’Visit Barnsley’ describes the town as the ‘birthplace of dogging’ and features photos of derelict shops where people ‘can save a fortune’.

Using the hashtag ‘#BarnsleyIsBrill,’ one photograph shows a man watching his friend simulate sex with a sheep with the words ‘What would you recommend first time visitors to Barnsley do?’