Teenagers arrested following series of hoax calls across East Yorkshire

Two boys aged 15 and 16 from Hull have been arrested in connection with a number of hoax telephone calls reported recently.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 1:35 pm
Two boys aged 15 and 16 from Hull have been arrested in connection with a number of hoax telephone calls reported recently.

The boys were arrested following enquiries into a series of hoax calls to members of the public informing them of the death of a loved one in a fatal road traffic collision which is a very distressing call for anyone to receive.

Officers are continuing to question the two boys arrested but are still appealing for anyone who may have received a similar call to please contact us on the non-emergency number 101 quoting log 588 of Thursday, May 6.

Following these initial reports Detective Inspector Andy Robinson said: “I would like to reassure people that we are treating these as hoax calls extremely seriously.

“As police officers, we would never contact a member of the public by telephone to inform them of such a tragic and distressing incident.

“If you are contacted by somebody claiming to be a police officer, always ask which police force they are calling from, then if you have concerns hang up and call 101 from a different telephone.”