Mystery over Dungannon pay phone calls to Ambulance Service

Ambulance
Ambulance

PSNI Dungannon is asking parents to explain the consequences of making hoax calls to emergency services after a number were made from a phone box in the town on Tuesday.

Police said on their Facebook site that Northern Ireland Ambulance Service [NIAS] had received several hoax calls from the pay phone - which they believed came from children.

PSNI

PSNI

But after checking it out - added that there was nobody needing medical assistance in the area.

“We’ve had a call from NI Ambulance Service asking us to check out a pay phone in the town that they’ve received several hoax calls from today,” they explained.

“They believe it was children playing with the phone.

“We attended and there’s definitely nobody needing medical assistance in the area.

Wonder how many genuine calls to the Ambulance Service didn’t get through while these hoax calls were being made?

“Wonder how many genuine calls to the Ambulance Service didn’t get through while these hoax calls were being made?

“Please ensure your children know the consequences of making hoax calls to the emergency services.

“As well as it being an offence, it could have serious implications for someone in need of assistance.”