Very happily, there are no offences or incidents affecting your community to mention in our Policing Summary this week, covering the period 28th March to 2nd April. My apologies for the non-appearance of last week’s Policing Update – this was due to a combination of technical and other factors that conspired together.
And Finally – Hoax Emergency Calls:
Two Ramsey teenagers were responsible for repeated hoax 999 calls to the Force Control Room this week, initially calls consisting of laughing and swearing down the phone, but finally making a call alleging that they had been chased by two persons with knives.
Police responded but also tracked the phone used to make the call. When officers arrived at the scene, the two suspects were located, one of whom was in possession of the phone. When challenged about the hoax calls, they appeared unconcerned about their actions or the police resources that they had needlessly tied up.
Hoax calls take police time away from people who really need their help. Just one minute can make all the difference in an emergency. Misusing the 999 system and using it for non-emergency matters to report crimes or emergencies that do not exist can cost lives. If you are found to be making a hoax call, you could be fined or even sent to prison.
More information on hoax calls is on the police web-site at: