September 25, 2018 2.21 pm This story is over 66 months old

Lincoln ‘stabbing’ reports believed to be a hoax

It’s believed to have been a hoax

Multiple police teams and an ambulance crew were called out to a reported stabbing in Lincoln this morning, but they found no one injured.

As reported previously, a convoy of police cars, a police dog unit and an ambulance crew rushed to Hermit Street, off Portland Street at 8.22am on Tuesday, September 25.

They conducted a thorough search of the area, but despite a report called into them they found no evidence of a stabbing.

It’s believed to have been a hoax call.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “We were called to Hermit Street, Lincoln, at 8.22am today after a caller to the ambulance service had reported a stabbing.

“Due to the nature of the report, a number of resources were deployed.

“We have conducted a search of the area and have found no evidence of any stabbing, blood or disturbance.”

A spokesperson for East Midlands Ambulance Services said: “We received a call at 8.18am to an incident in Lincoln.

“We sent a paramedic in a fast response vehicle and a double crewed ambulance. We worked closely on scene with Lincolnshire Police, no patients were found.”

The report was dealt with by police under incident number 61 of today.