The fire service has issued a warning over hoax calls after a ‘malicious’ false alarm in Rye this afternoon (Wednesday, December 16).
One East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service appliance was mobilised to a property on Love Lane at around 1:30pm in response to the activation of a fire alarm call point.
On arrival, crew confirmed that the call was a false alarm and the call point had been activated maliciously.
The service would like to remind the public of the serious nature of making hoax, or malicious calls.
Hoax calls are a criminal offence and the service would like to remind the public that if prosecuted culprits may face a large fine, or even a custodial sentence.
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