‘I did it myself’ confesses stabbed lorry driver cautioned by police after claiming he had been attacked in Cambs lay by
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A lorry driver who sparked a large police investigation after claiming he had been stabbed in a Haddenham lay by, has been cautioned for wasting police time.
The 45-year-old, from Peterborough, called police on the morning of April 1 reporting that he had been stabbed in an unprovoked random attack by a stranger in a lay by in Haddenham.
An investigation was launched to find the knifeman.
However, detectives became suspicious that the injuries were self-inflicted and carried out a number of forensic tests.
The ‘victim’ was interviewed and admitted to having caused the injuries himself.
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Last week he was cautioned for ‘causing the wasteful employment of police’, he must also undergo a series of counselling sessions as part of the caution.
Detective Constable Mark Beaven said: “This was a thorough and lengthy investigation which not only involved uniformed and CID officers, but also staff from the ambulance service, hospital and scenes of crime.
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“It took up a large amount of time and resources which would have been better used elsewhere.
“Hopefully this will reassure the community that there is not a violent suspect at large in the area and also shows the lengths we go to solve such incidents.”