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Gravesend woman arrested over police hoax

PUBLISHED: 20:18 03 May 2011 | UPDATED: 20:30 03 May 2011

Police searched in vain for a woman in the Thames to discover the call was a hoax

Police searched in vain for a woman in the Thames to discover the call was a hoax

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Kent and Essex police forvce launched a helicopter to hover above Gravesend searching for a woman in the Thames for more than 30 minutes before discovering the emergency call was a hoax.

A 21-year-old woman from Gravesend, believed to the caller, has been arrested for wasting police time, after sparking the search just after 11am this morning.

The search was called off at 11.40am.

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