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EMAS warning for Christmas revellers after record calls

  • 22 December 2012
  • From the section England
Ambulances
EMAS deals with about 2,000 emergency calls each day

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has warned Christmas revellers not to drink to excess after record 999 calls.

The service received 2,384 calls on Friday - 457 more than normal - with many calls linked to alcohol.

EMAS said it expected the increase to continue over the festive period, but warned people only to call 999 for "genuine emergencies".

It said people getting drunk and injuring themselves was the main reason for the increase.

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