Harrogate ‘axe attack’? It’s only us zombies

A scene from the zombie movie Shaun Of The Dead.
A scene from the zombie movie Shaun Of The Dead.
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Police called to reports of a bloody axe attack found themselves facing young movie-makers shooting a zombie film.

North Yorkshire Police said the mix-up happened in Harrogate yesterday.

It was revealed on Twitter this afternoon, with controllers posting: “999 call reporting an axe attack in #Harrogate. Several officers at scene. Turns out 4 youths making a zombie film using fake blood.”

The revelation was greeted with predicable puns from other Twitter users.

Seeing the funny side, the control room team responded by Tweeting: “It could have had #Grave consequences though! Glad it was a call with good intent.”