Hoax incident charge at Sherwood, QLD

Two men have been charged following investigations into an alleged elaborate hoax incident in July that prompted police to establish a crime scene at Sherwood, Queensland Police say.

Around 9.25pm, on Tuesday July 31, police were called to an apartment complex on Oxley Road after receiving reports of a man attempting to put a body into the boot of a ride sharing vehicle.

As a result, a crime scene was established and investigations into the incident commenced.

Investigators determined the alleged event to be an elaborate hoax and two men were taken into custody on August 1 to assist police with inquries.

This morning, a 27-year-old Collingwood Park man and 35-year-old Redbank Plains man, were given a Notice to Appear on one count each of false representation by conduct resulting in police investigation.

The pair are expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on December 18.

Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming said the nature of this alleged incident resulted in significant specialist police resources being deployed unnecessarily to investigate what was considered to be a serious community safety issue.

“Behaviour that results in an ordinary member of the community believing serious harm has happened to another person such that they felt it necessary for police to be called is unacceptable,” Detective Superintendent Fleming said.

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