Call to stabbing a hoax

A MAN who sent emergency services on a wild goose chase after reporting a savage stabbing in Byron Bay was lying.

Police and NSW Ambulance responded to the triple-0 call with sirens blazing at Wategos Beach at 9.15pm on Tuesday night.

The caller said he had been stabbed all over his body.

Paramedics and police searched the area but nobody could be located.

The call was traced back to a mobile phone tower in Sydney.

Only 10 minutes later, another hoax call was made about a girl who was hit by a car in Moree.

NSW Ambulance could not confirm whether the two calls came from the same caller.



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