Published On: Fri, Aug 29th, 2014 on 9:42 pm

Halifax woman fined for wasting police time

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A woman has been fined for wasting time after admitting that she made a false robbery report to the police.

A 29-year-old from the town of Halifax told police that someone stole her bag as she walked along Morley Street in Bradford at around 8.30am on 18 August.

She said she had asked the man for directions before he led her down an alleyway and stole her bag, containing money and her passport.

Police officers carried out enquiries but the woman later changed her account saying her money and passport had not been stolen and that she had found them at home.

Further enquiries failed to reveal any information and, after being challenged by officers, she admitted to making a false report.

Detective Inspector Richard Partis, of Bradford District CID, said: “We need to stress to people that they simply will not get away with making up crimes as serious as robbery.

“We investigate these reports extremely thoroughly because, just as this helps us to identify real offenders, it also helps us identify false reports.

“People who make up crimes waste valuable police resources and detract officers from genuine crimes. They could even delay our response to a real emergency and put people’s lives at risk.”

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