Hoax calls of body in river to get ‘revenge’

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A hoax caller sparked two alerts for emergency services by claiming to have seen a dead body in a river in a bid to get “revenge” on police.

A court heard Michael Brown, 23, dialled 999 on two separate occasions claiming to have seen a body in the river Calder at Chantry Bridge, Wakefield.

Brown, of Sanderson Street, Eastmoor, Wakefield, made the first call in the early hours of September 30 this year. A search of the area was made and nothing was found.


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