“The manager was in there, other senior people,” he said. “This woman said, ‘Someone was up there shooting, I could see him, in the beauty aisle he had a gun.’
“This girl was saying, ‘Don’t tell me I’m lying, I saw this guy with my own eyes.’ Whether he shot someone or was shooting in the air — well, obviously he didn’t shoot anyone — but someone saw something.”
Murs, who was publicly accused of being irresponsible by Piers Morgan at the time, revealed that he is still mocked on Twitter every day.
The Met Police’s full statement at the time said: “At 4:38pm police started to receive numerous 999 calls within a short space of time reporting shots fired in a number of locations on Oxford Street and at Oxford Circus underground station.
“Given the nature of the information received, the Met responded in line with our existing operation as if the incident was terrorism, including the deployment of armed officers.
“Officers working with colleagues from British Transport Police carried out an urgent search of the area. No casualties, evidence of any shots fired or any suspects were located by police.”