3-year-old calls emergency number in distress but doesn’t know here whereabouts. Photo via Julie Elliott-Abshire.
Police in London, England who were asking the public for their help in finding a 3-year-old girl who called 911 on Monday morning saying her mother was hurt and wasn’t moving is now saying the phone call was a hoax.
The person who claimed to be a toddler was reportedly calling for an ambulance because she said her mom fell down the stairs. The hoaxer, who called herself Ellie, wasn’t able to give the exact location of her whereabouts. The only clue the dispatcher got was that her mom’s name was Stacey Hall and her address included the number 23 with the word “court” in it.
The phone call, which lasted over a half hour, was unable to tracked. Police believe the call may have come in on a prepaid cell phone.
The girl who called herself Ellie also told the dispatcher that all the doors in her house were locked. Police also fear that the mother may be hurt or worse off, dead, and that the little girl might be trapped.
The West Yorkshire police released the audio to the media in hopes that someone will be able to identify the little girl and her mother.
Now police are saying that after a 30 hour search, they’ve found the people responsible for the call. Turns out the calls were made by two 10-year-old girls as a prank. Police are now questioning the girls.
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