Reporter accused of making hoax call, claims report


A journalist is set to appear in court next month after allegedly making a hoax call to a mountain rescue team during November’s floods in Cumbria.

Sarah Louise Crickmer, 27, of South Shields, Tyne and Wear, faces two charges, under the Communications Act 2003, of sending a false message ‘by public electronic communication network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety’the News and Star reported on Friday.

She will appear in West Allerdale Magistrates’ Court, Workington, on June 4.

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