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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
@aimeejones_star

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

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