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Three fire crews stood down after call turns out to be hoax

PUBLISHED: 18:25 20 October 2019 | UPDATED: 18:26 20 October 2019

The entrance to Lockington Road, Stowmarket, where three fire crews responded to a hoax call  Picture: GOOGLE

The entrance to Lockington Road, Stowmarket, where three fire crews responded to a hoax call Picture: GOOGLE

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Three fire crews were stood down after responding to what turned out to be a hoax call in Stowmarket.

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Firefighters from Stowmarket, Needham Market and Elmswell were sent to Lockington Road following a call just before 4.45pm on Sunday.

The crews were stood down about 10 minutes later after the call was confirmed to be a hoax.

In 2018/19, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service attended 79 malicious false alarms - the highest number since 2007/08 - according to Home Office statistics.

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