“Operator - I can see a man with an axe and a man covered in blood in my car park, send the police - quick”.
Police received a panicked call from a resident of the Prince of Wales Mansions after she saw ‘blood’ splattered teenagers near her home.
But it turned out the victims were actors in a zombie film being made by 17-year-old James White for his Media A-level.
The Harrogate High School student has apologised to his neighbours for the incident which led to a huge police response.
James had been shooting scenes for a Zombie film for his school project when a concerned neighbour called 999 to report she had seen an axe attack.
Police rushed to the car park of the Prince of Wales Mansions on York place but found no signs of the reported attack.
Ammatuer film maker James said: “We were just filming a scene and 10 minutes later when I was walking some of my friends home we saw loads of police coming into the building.
“It was quite scary seeing them all there. One of the police men asked me if I had seen anyone with an axe, then I realised it must have been us so I told him we were only making a film.”
He added: “The police officers were really nice and we had a good chat about it, some of them even said they wanted to be in the film!”
James apoligied to his neighbours for the confusion, but still had to face telling his mum Nicky, about the incident when she got home.
She said: “When I got home James had this sheepish look on his face.
“I just thought, what will the neighbours think, because we haven’t lived here for that long.”
The story spread across the internet after a North Yorkshire Police Control Room (@NYPControl) tweet about the incident was shared more than 250 times.