Farnham teenager arrested over hoax death call in Surrey

A 15-year-old boy from Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax call claiming a woman had died after falling down the stairs.

Surrey Police are investigating whether the incident is linked to other hoax calls made in the Farnham area.

Last month, fire crews were sent to a house in Farnham after a caller claimed two people were trapped in a fire.

They were also sent to a house fire in Wrecclesham on Sunday, which turned out to be a hoax.

Det Con Alex Boxall said: "We treat hoax and other nuisance calls very seriously indeed."

The arrested teenager has been bailed until 11 December while inquiries continue.

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