Search of Mersey at Kingsway Bridge was no hoax say police

Warrington Guardian: The emergency services at the scene on Saturday The emergency services at the scene on Saturday

POLICE say a search of the Mersey on Saturday morning was no hoax.

Emergency services were called around 10am to report a moped was in the Mersey near the Kingsway Bridge.

Police divers and the fire service searched the river and found a bike but no body.

A spokesman said: “We believe the call was made with good intent.”

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10:24am Wed 28 Nov 12

moleogod says...

so they didn't find a body but they find the bike so there is no chance that the water swept the body away Ok then must be a hoax
so they didn't find a body but they find the bike so there is no chance that the water swept the body away Ok then must be a hoax moleogod

5:34pm Wed 28 Nov 12

moleogod says...

hope they find the missing person. for the family
hope they find the missing person. for the family moleogod

5:45pm Wed 28 Nov 12

old-codger says...

The moped will be registered to somebody, If that person cant be found then its not looking very good..
The moped will be registered to somebody, If that person cant be found then its not looking very good.. old-codger

8:38pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Antbee123 says...

They wanna make there minds up , first they say its a body then a hoax and now its not a hoax but we can't find a body ! Has the bike been reported stolen ? Have they checked to see who it's registered too ??? Before they tell the public
They wanna make there minds up , first they say its a body then a hoax and now its not a hoax but we can't find a body ! Has the bike been reported stolen ? Have they checked to see who it's registered too ??? Before they tell the public Antbee123

9:06am Thu 29 Nov 12

MikeJT says...

Antbee123 wrote:
They wanna make there minds up , first they say its a body then a hoax and now its not a hoax but we can't find a body ! Has the bike been reported stolen ? Have they checked to see who it's registered too ??? Before they tell the public
Who wants to make up their minds? I haven't read anywhere where the emergency services have said it was a hoax. Yes, the guardian did report it was a false alarm BUT this information did not appear to come from the emergency services. Also, there is a difference between hoax (maliciously made prank call) and a false alarm (call made with the best of intentions but where the initial reason for the call turned out to be incorrect).
[quote][p][bold]Antbee123[/bold] wrote: They wanna make there minds up , first they say its a body then a hoax and now its not a hoax but we can't find a body ! Has the bike been reported stolen ? Have they checked to see who it's registered too ??? Before they tell the public[/p][/quote]Who wants to make up their minds? I haven't read anywhere where the emergency services have said it was a hoax. Yes, the guardian did report it was a false alarm BUT this information did not appear to come from the emergency services. Also, there is a difference between hoax (maliciously made prank call) and a false alarm (call made with the best of intentions but where the initial reason for the call turned out to be incorrect). MikeJT

10:35am Thu 29 Nov 12

old-codger says...

W G want to make up their minds,, They have a habit of half reporting rather than getting the full facts,
W G want to make up their minds,, They have a habit of half reporting rather than getting the full facts, old-codger

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