One person has been arrested after multiple emergency resources were sent to a hoax 999 call in Newtown (West Midlands Police) this afternoon.
The individual who made the hoax call lied to emergency control room staff when they said that there was some large scale disorder involving machetes.
The hoax caller also told control room staff that there were people with ‘serious injuries’ laying on the ground.
Resources from West Midlands Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service were sent to the scene, including ten police officers, two emergency ambulances, one helimed land crew and one helimed aircrew.
However, it turned out that the call was a hoax, wasting valuable time and life-saving emergency resources.
One person was arrested for wasting police time and remains in police custody.
Image credit: @ResponseWMP | Twitter
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