Man cautioned for wasting police time over 'canal hoax'

Warrington Guardian: Man cautioned for wasting police time over 'canal hoax' Man cautioned for wasting police time over 'canal hoax'

A MAN has been cautioned for wasting police time after a hoax call was made to say someone was drowning in the canal in Stockton Heath.

Cheshire Police has confirmed a 44-year-old man has been given a police caution.

Officers responded to the ‘incident’ at 11.50pm on Wednesday, January 22.

They attended at the Manchester Ship Canal off London Road to search for the ‘drowning’ person.

A search of the area by emergency teams proved negative and a 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of wasting police time.

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8:56am Wed 16 Apr 14

Cheap Mower says...

Give him a week in prison instead
Give him a week in prison instead Cheap Mower
  • Score: 1

9:29am Wed 16 Apr 14

wirematt says...

He should of been given 100 hours community service.
He should of been given 100 hours community service. wirematt
  • Score: 2

3:16pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

Crackpot !
Crackpot ! Daz@SankeyviaOrford
  • Score: 0

2:42am Thu 17 Apr 14

arthur thomas says...

Perhaps the police would of been better throwing him in the canal and the emergency services call out at least would of been justified.
Perhaps the police would of been better throwing him in the canal and the emergency services call out at least would of been justified. arthur thomas
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