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Thames Valley Police warn over misuse of 999 system

Reports of a rotting chicken and a dog with missing fur are two examples of the 999 emergency call system being misused.

They've been highlighted by Thames Valley Police as the force launches a campaign to encourage people to use online reporting or the non-emergency 101 phone number.

They say that 80% of the calls to 999 are not emergencies.

  • 12 Aug 2019
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