Police investigating hoax murder call in Islington


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Police enquiries are continuing after officers received a hoax murder call in Islington.

At around 12.15am last Tuesday, police were called to a residential address on Furlong Road, after a report that a man had murdered a woman.

This was followed by a second call, during which the caller stated he had members of his family held in a room. This call was judged as requiring a firearms response.

Local officers and firearms officers attended the address and carried out an assessment. Two people present at the address were spoken to. The incident was then treated as a hoax and officers explained the situation to those at the address.

Detectives from Islington CID are continuing to investigate the hoax call, with suspects yet to be identified. No complaint has been received.