Hoax call claimed group of men were assaulting a man with a machete in Derbyshire

Derbyshire Armed Response Unit were deployed after receiving reports of a group of men 'with machetes assaulting another male.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 3rd August 2018, 12:08 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd August 2018, 12:13 pm

The unit sent three armed response vehicles, an Operational Firearms Commander as well as dog units and local police officers.

However this turned out to be a hoax call and the caller will be dealt with for wasting for police time.

a tweet from the Derbyshire Armed Response Unit said: “Complete waste of police resources that could be used for REAL emergencies! #Unbelievable

“Result from enquiries made with original caller. Will be dealt with for wasting police time and was wanted! One to cells! #unlucky #karma.”

Derbyshire Police tweeted: “Reports like this won’t be ignored, but took valuable resources off our streets. #ThinkBeforeYouCall.”