20 Oct 2010

Man admits hoax info given to police

8:21 pm on 20 October 2010

Police say the person who sparked a search for a body in a west Auckland rubbish dump has admitted giving them wrong information.

About seven officers searched about 160 tonnes of rubbish at a Henderson transfer station on Wednesday after a report that a body had been seen in a skip at a school.

Several rubbish trucks were diverted to bring their loads to the tip for searching, but nothing was found.

A police spokesperson says a person called the police communications centre to say they had seen a body.

However, when officers later questioned him he said the information was inaccurate.