Leeds Girl 999 Hunt Call A Hoax
31 July 2012, 14:44 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
West Yorkshire Police say the 999 call from a little girl, who said her mum had fallen and was not moving, is a hoax.
Two 10-year-old girls are being "spoken to" by police after it turned out that a 999 call apparently made by a three-year-old claiming her mother was unconscious was a hoax.
West Yorkshire Police launched a search for the youngster and her mum after the caller told the ambulance service she lived in Leeds but did not know where.
A spokesman said the mobile call was traced to Bridlington, East Yorkshire, where the two girls were identified. mfl
During the call, which lasted 33 minutes, She told the call-handler that she was nearly four years old and that her mother had fallen over and would not get up. She said she had shouted at her mother and wiggled her but she remained on the kitchen floor with a piece of toast in her hand, not moving.
Listen to the Hoax 999 call below.
A team of detectives from West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team made major inquiries to trace the call, including checks on police systems, hospitals, and the public register of births.