Hoax caller hunted after 999 operation in Sheffield

A hoax caller is being hunted after emergency services raced to an alleged incident at a Sheffield pub this morning.

Friday, 15th September 2017, 12:20 pm
Updated Friday, 15th September 2017, 12:25 pm
Emergency services parked on Glossop Road after a hoax call

South Yorkshire Police said emergency services were called to the Bath Hotel in Victoria Street, off Glossop Road in the city centre, over concerns for the welfare of a member of the public.

After a search of the building they established that the call had been a hoax.

A police spokeswoman said: "At around 7.15am this morning, emergency services were called to Bath Hotel, Victoria Street, Sheffield, following reports of concern for a member of the public.

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"A search of the building was conducted and the report was confirmed as a hoax.

"Hoax calls are taken very seriously and an investigation is currently ongoing to identify the person responsible."