Hoax girls who sparked 999 search for 'Ellie' will not face charges
Two 10-year-old Bridlington girls who cost the police £3,000 in resources after making a hoax 999 call will not face criminal charges.
The two girls claimed to be a three-year old called Ellie whose mum had collapsed in her kitchen at home in Leeds. Ambulance control staff were unable to trace the call and a national police search was launched.
The Youth Offending Team and the Crown Prosecution Service have decided no criminal charges will be brought.
Detective Superintendent David Pervin, from West Yorkshire Police, said: "The investigation of this hoax call took up a significant amount of police time and resources.
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"The girls are now going through a formal process to challenge their behaviour and make them appreciate the impact of their actions."