Warning to individuals following hoax calls to police
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We’re issuing a warning following several hoax 999 calls being made to our Force Control room in recent days.
One call was received last Thursday October 12th, in which a person is believed to have called from a phone box in the Dyffryn Ardudwy area in Gwynedd. The caller was heard claiming to have lost their condoms before hanging up. They made two further calls, hanging up each time. Anyone with information about these calls is asked to contact us quoting reference A164130.
A further call was received on Sunday October 15th from an address in Amlwch, Anglesey, in which a person could be heard shouting ‘help me, he’s got a knife, he’s going to kill me’. This initiated an extensive police response in the area, with specialist teams being deployed. It was later established that this was a hoax call, with the people involved being identified.
Superintendent Llinos Davies said: “Making a hoax phone call to an emergency service is a criminal offence and the penalties can be very serious.
“Not only do they impact our ability to answer a genuine emergency call, but they also waste vital services and could endanger the lives of others by diverting emergency services away from those in need.
“We urge parents to have conversations with young people around the serious consequences of hoax calls to help to reduce demand into our control room heading towards the winter months.”