Arrests after hoax 999 call police crash in Woolhampton

Three people have been arrested after two police officers responding to a hoax 999 call were injured in a crash.

The car the officers were in skidded on a wet road caused by heavy downpours on Thursday and hit a wall on the A4 east of Woolhampton, near Newbury, Berks.

They had been responding to a false emergency call made to the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Two women, aged 21 and 18, and a boy aged 15, all of Reading, were arrested on suspicion of wasting police time.

They have been released on bail until 21 September pending further inquiries.

Thames Valley Police said the officers were taken to Basingstoke Hospital.

One of them suffered lacerations to his cheek and neck and received stitches, the other had whiplash injuries.

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