American Police called to crash in Devon
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American Police called to crash 3,000 miles away in Devon

A woman who thought she had phoned Barnstaple Police Station in Devon to report a crash, in fact had phoned Barnstable Police in the USA - 3,000 miles away.

The caller mistakenly phoned emergency services in Massachusetts to report the erratic driving and crash near Muddiford on Monday at 15.55 BST.

The call lasts for more than two and a half minutes before American officer Mark McWilliams realised the woman was calling from England.

He tells her the response time "will be more than six hours".

  • 20 Sep 2016