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Man cautioned for wasting police time

PUBLISHED: 11:52 26 July 2010 | UPDATED: 14:08 02 August 2010

A 27-year-old man has been cautioned for wasting police time after claiming he was assaulted.

A 27-year-old man has been cautioned for wasting police time after claiming he was assaulted.

The man claimed to have been attacked by two men outside the Kings Arms pub in North Walsham, on Saturday, June 26, but investigations into the alleged attack revealed inconsistencies in the victim's account of what had happened.

In a subsequent interview he admitted making a false report.

DC Riki Chase said: “False reporting this type of offence wastes valuable police time and resources. Officers spend time investigating the initial allegation only to discover that it is untrue.

“As a result, a further crime has been committed which then requires further investigation and more police resources. We take all such incidents very seriously and will ensure that perpetrators of this type of crime are dealt with.”


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