Cleckheaton man fined for making fake 999 kidnap call

“Substantial” police enquiries were made into an alleged kidnapping in the early hours this morning (Friday).

By The Newsroom
Friday, 31st January 2014, 12:09 pm
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A man told operators ‘Let me out, I’ve been kidnapped’ during a 999 call.

But officers later found out the call was nothing more than a hoax.

Det Insp Jim Griffiths, of Kirklees CID, said: “A call was received at 12.50am this morning.

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“Substantial police enquiries were made and as a result a 29-year-old local man was found to be responsible for a bogus call.”

The man, who was traced to Filley Royd in Cleckheaton, was given a penalty notice and £100 fine.