Youth makes Craven Arms 'dog attack' hoax call

By Aimee Jones | Craven Arms | Crime | Published:

Police and paramedics in Shropshire were deployed to reports of a serious dog attack that turned out to be a hoax call.

An emergency services operator took a 999 call from a mobile phone in the area of Newington Way, Craven Arms, on Sunday.

The caller said a person had been bitten by a dog and was bleeding badly.

Two police patrols, a police dog handler and an ambulance were rapidly deployed to the area, however, on arrival there was no signs of any incident.

Officers said a youth was stopped and questioned and it was revealed his mobile phone has been used to make the 999 call.

He denied calling 999 and claimed a friend had borrowed his mobile phone.

The boy was given stern words of advice about wasting the time of the police and ambulance service.

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.


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