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Police respond to lonely couple's 999 call with tea

Police officers came to the aid of an elderly couple who dialled 999 because they were lonely - and made them both a cup of tea.

The two Greater Manchester Police officers were sent to the home of Fred Thomson and his 95-year-old wife Doris in Middleton.

GMP Middleton tweeted: "Just dealt with a 95 year old couple who called the Police as they were lonely.

"What else could we do but make them a brew and have a chat."

Mr Thomson told BBC North West Tonight how he and his wife enjoyed their company and was grateful for their help.

  • 12 Nov 2015