Police in West Yorkshire are dealing with a Hoax 999 emergency call after two 10 year old girls decided it would be a fun idea to call up the emergency services and claim that their mother had suffered a fall at their home in Leeds.
The girl on the phone gave her name as Ellie, and said that she was just 3 years old, even though she is 10. She said that her mother was called Stacey Hall. She told the operator that their street had “court” in the name and their house number was 23.
The whole thing was a hoax, and it appears the 10 year old’s minds are quite silly, considering the emergency services were easily able to trace the call within minutes to a mobile phone device situated in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.
It would appear the two girls were a bit bored on their summer break from school, and thought this was the best way to kill some time, as well as someone else who needed the call of the operator at the time rather than having to deal with a hoax.
The police have spoken to the girls, and an arrest is unlikely, however some firm words will be said to them, and I think they will be pretty scared after they got tracked down just hours later after making the hoax call, so they will not even think about doing something that silly again.
This call caused the emergency services to start enquiring all major hospitals, police systems and public registers to find the family, as the young girl was unable to tell them exactly where they were, and they said that the mother was laying on the floor not moving with a piece of toast in her hand.
This is a classic case that shows the importance of not making hoax calls. It was not just the call to the operator that caused issues and wasted time which could of been used to help a genuine victim, but also the human resources that were used after the call was made.