Urgent appeal to trace little girl in Leeds 999 Call

31 July 2012


Police have launched an urgent appeal to trace a little girl who called the ambulance service to say her mum had fallen and was not moving at their home in Leeds.

The girl, who gave her name as Ellie, said she was three years old and that her mum is called Stacey Hall. She said her house number was 23 and had “Mount” in the street name. She said her grandparents lived in Bridlington.

She made the 999 call at 10.53am yesterday but despite extensive enquiries since then the police have been unable to identify where the call came from.

Detective Chief Inspector Lisa Griffin, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said:

We urgently need the public’s help to identify exactly where Ellie and her mum are. We are hoping that someone out there who knows the family will recognise the pieces of information that the ambulance call taker managed to get from her and will get in touch.

We are treating this situation extremely seriously as it appears we have a woman in need of urgent medical attention and a vulnerable little girl who will also need our help.

I want people to listen very carefully to Ellie’s voice and to think about the pieces of information that we have and let us know immediately if they recognise who Ellie and her mum are and, most importantly, where they live so we can get help to them.


During the call, that lasted 33 minutes, Ellie told the call-taker she was nearly four years old and that her mum had fallen over and would not get up.

She said she had shouted at her mum and wiggled her but she remained on the kitchen floor with a piece of toast in her hand not moving.

She said the front and back door were locked and she could not get out of the house.

A team of detectives from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, has been making wide-ranging enquiries to trace the family, including checks on police systems, hospitals, and the public register of births.

Anyone who thinks they know who Ellie and her mum Stacey Hall are and where they live is asked to urgently call the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 0800 056 944.


1 Comment

  1. Please note this was later reported to be a hoax call

    From memory two 10 year old girls were responsible for a massive waste of Police & public time

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