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Joint statement from Police, Fire and Ambulance

Emergency services were alerted to a report of a serious ‘incident’ in north Hull in the early hours of 18 June 2018. 

Officers attended and after initial investigations were carried out it was quickly established that an individual had placed a hoax call. 

Three appliances from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service also attended after they received hoax calls. Yorkshire Ambulance Service were called out by officers because of the nature of the reported ‘incident’. 

North Bank Commander Chief Superintendent Phill Ward said: “I want to remind individuals who think it’s a good idea to behave in such a way of the seriousness of making such calls and the effect they can have on all emergency services”.

Hoax calls can put lives in danger as they divert services, which can be a lifeline in a medical emergency, away from those who are in genuine need of time-critical medical help.

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice and is currently in custody.


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