DETECTIVES investigating a 999 call from a three-year-old girl saying her mum had collapsed at home have confirmed it was a hoax.
Police had been frantically trying to trace the girl from Leeds fearing for the child and her mother’s safety after the call was made on Monday.
But police have confirmed it was a hoax after the call was traced to a mobile phone in Bridlington.
Two ten-year-old girls have been spoken to by officers.
DCI Lisa Griffin, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We are pleased that our investigation has shown that we don’t have a vulnerable little girl out there with her mum collapsed beside her, although it is obviously incredibly frustrating that this has turned out to be a hoax.
“We treated the call as genuine on the basis of what was said what could be established in the initial stages of the investigation. Our priority is always to help the public and protect life as was our overriding focus in this investigation.”
Officers are now liaising with the girls’ parents and other agencies to take appropriate action.
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