‘Zombie attack’ sparks 999 call

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Amateur film makers sparked a police search, after a 999 caller reported an axe attack in Harrogate.

A 999 call was made to North Yorkshire Police at around 3:22pm today (Friday January 3) from a concerned resident.

The woman reported seeing four teenagers armed with an axe with one male lying on the floor covered in blood near the Prince of Wales Mansions, on York Place.

A spokesperson from North Yorkshire Police said that when police attended the incident they found no sign of the attackers or the victim and started searching garages and knocking on doors nearby.

He added: “At 4:05pm police knocked on the door of a house and were met by a teenager covered in fake red blood, who said they had been making a Zombie film.”

Several police officers attended the incident and an ambulance had been put on standby.

North Yorkshire Police Control Room (@NYPControl) Room tweeted about the incident: “‏999 call reporting an axe attack in #Harrogate. Several officers at scene. Turns out 4 youths making a zombie film using fake blood.”

The tweet has now been retweeted more than 60 times.

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