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Police say girl’s 999 call “was a hoax”

Police had received a call from a young girl saying her mother was lying on the kitchen floor and she couldn’t get out of the house.

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A 999 CALL supposedly made by a three-year-old girl whose mother had collapsed was a hoax, it is being reported this evening.

West Yorkshire Police had appealed earlier today for assistance in locating a three-year-old girl and her mother after a child made an emergency call yesterday morning saying that her mother had collapsed.

Sky News now reports that police have spoken to two 10-year-old girls in relation to the call.

In the 999 call, a girl said that her mother was lying on the kitchen floor in their home.

“My mummy’s fallen over,” a girl told the 999 dispatcher, explaining that she wasn’t able to speak on the phone. The child said that her mother wasn’t awake and that no one else was in the house. She also said that the door to their house was locked and she couldn’t get out.

The girl said her name was ‘Ellie’, and said they lived at number 23 somewhere in Leeds. “I can’t remember” the street name, she said in the call, but added that her mother’s name is Stacey Hall.

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The emergency call was made shortly before 11am on Monday. One of the difficulties in tracing the call was that the phone number used to make the call did not show up for the operator during the call.

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