11 October 2011, 13:54
After two hoax calls were made to emergency services in September, Thames Valley Police have released a CCTV picture of a man they want to speak to over it.
On Thursday the 1st, Oxfordshire fire services were called to attend a fire on Queens Street and then a bomb at a store on George Street in Oxford, both of which turned out to be hoax calls.
PC Peter Ciechan from St Aldates police station said:
"Making hoax calls to the fire brigade is not only costly, but also dangerous as it ties up a number of fire engines which cannot attend other potentially life threatening emergencies.
"We are keen to speak to the man in these images as he was seen nearby and we believe he can help with our enquiries. I am appealing for anyone who saw the man or if they can identify him to contact police."
Anyone with any information should contact PC Ciechan at the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505 or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.