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EXCERPT of false call about a 'house fire' by a boy aged seven was successfully challenged. His full address was given but no engines were sent.

Boy: There's been a fire at number ********* Connahs Quay (full address given) Operator: What's on fire? Boy: A House Operator: Is it your house? Boy: It's number 59 Operator: What can you see? Can you see smoke? Boy: No not smoke, just fire Operator: Where's the fire? Boy: In the living room Operator: What's your telephone number? Boy: I'm not sure (Becomes evasive) Operator: Are you sure you're telling the truth, because if you're not, your phone could be disconnected, and you might get into trouble. Silence Operator: What's your name and how old are you? States his name and age (friend in background now states "just say sorry, sorry" Boy admits lying. Operator says because he's now told the truth, he wouldn't be in trouble, but if he made another malicious call, Police would be involved.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 30, 2012
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