Teenager due to appear in court over hoax 999 calls

Cleveland Police has said the boy has been summons to court after hoax 999 calls were made to the service.
Cleveland Police has said the boy has been summons to court after hoax 999 calls were made to the service.

A 16-year-old boy has been reported for summons in connection with making a "significant amount" of false 999 calls, police have said.

A Durham Police spokesman said the action had been taken against the teenager from Trimdon Village after the reports were made to police

They added: "We will take action against this type of behaviour - 999 is an emergency number and should only be used in a genuine emergency."