Emergency crews were called to a 'hoax incident' on Thursday (March 14) after receiving calls from a time waster.

10 police cars, three ambulances and an air ambulance were dispatched following the 999 call. 

Thames Valley Police said the hoax call was made in the afternoon wasting "multiple and valuable resources across the emergency services."

The police force said: "Not only does this have huge financial implications, it impacts on people who are in genuine need of our services."

Parents have also been urged to speak to their children about wasting emergency services time.

Adding: ""Please can you speak to your young people and educate them on the seriousness of Hoax calls.

"This is serious and the individuals involved have been identified."