Warning over fake robberies

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Detectives have warned against making false robbery reports.

In an incident earlier this year - but for which details have only just been released - a 32-year-old man from Rotherham reported he had been robbed in Balby.

But when the incident was investigated the man himself was arrested on suspicion of making a false report.

He has been released on bail while inquiries continue.

Supt Eddie Murphy said: “Falsely reporting crime is a serious offence. People who make up incidents are taking valuable time and resources away from those with genuine need.”