999 child caller hoax

Police have confirmed a 999 call believed to have been made by a three-year-old girl was a hoax. Officers launched an urgent appeal to trace the toddler following the call. The girl told the ambulance service her mother had fallen and was not moving.

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Police 'pleased we don't have a vulnerable little girl out there' after hoax

West Yorkshire Police have issued a statement on the hoax call made by a by two ten year old girls claiming to be a three year old girl:

We are pleased 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 are very grateful to the public and the media for all the support they have given us in appealing for information over this incident.


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Ellie 999 call a hoax

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that the 999 call from 'Ellie' was a hoax. Police believe the call was made by two 10 year old girls living in Bridlington. Officers are current liaising with girls' parents to decide what action to take.

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Calls come in as police hunt for 999 caller Ellie

Calls have started to come in from members of the public. They've been giving police information they think might help find Ellie and her mother.

Officers are following up leads, going to various addresses to see if they can find Ellie and her mother Stacey. It has been more than 24 hours since Ellie made the call so they're becoming increasingly concerned.


Do you recognise this girl's voice?

Police have asked for urgent help from the public to identify the three-year-old girl whose voice is heard in a 999 phone call made yesterday.

She gives her name as Ellie and says her house number is 23. She lives in the Leeds area and says her mum has fallen over and is unresponsive.

Anyone with information is asked to call the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 0800 056 944.

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