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Zombie film mistaken for axe attack in Harrogate

A suspected axe attack in Harrogate turned out to be teenagers making a zombie film, police have said.

Officers went to Prince of Wales Mansions at about 15:20 GMT after a woman called 999, reporting that three boys with an axe were standing over another boy who was covered in blood.

Police found the youths, who said they were filming a scene using fake blood.

North Yorkshire Police said after officers spoke to the teenagers, "the incident was stood down".

A force spokesman said the boys "had been making a zombie film and they'd been outside".

He said they had explained that "one of them had got red all over him [and was] covered in fake blood."

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