Spotted over on the register – a story about wasted emergency services calls – people phoning 999 to report hampsters put out in the rain, lack of a £1 coin for a supermarket trolly and theft of a library card by a freind.
SO now the Police are changing the greeting to put off time wasters.
Have you ever dialled 999 (emergency services) and felt a bit foolish? What if there wasn’t any other option? Its said the 999 is so easy to remember – perhaps a 555 for lesser emergencies that an operator can divert to your local station?