Police called to Sheffield city centre in suspected hoax

Police searched Sheffield city centre this morning following what is believed to be a hoax call.

Friday, 2nd August 2019, 16:55 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th August 2019, 16:11 pm

South Yorkshire Police said officers responded to calls about concerns for the safety of a man near Moorfoot this morning at around 6.40am.

A spokesman for the force said checks were carried out but no one was found in the area in need of assistance, and the call is believed to have been a hoax.

The corner of South Lane and Cumberland Street, near The Moor, in Sheffield city centre (pic: Google)

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One member of the public reported police blocking South Lane and Cumberland Street, close to The Moor, this morning as officers carried out enquiries.