North Yorkshire's police force is urging people to avoid making unnecessary calls after it received the highest number of 999 calls it's ever had to deal with in a single month.
The force says last month it dealt with almost 10,000 emergency calls - more than 300 every day.
On 29 June, the hottest day of 2019 so far, the force's control room dealt with nearly 400 calls from across the county.
North Yorkshire Police Control Room Manager, Jane Larkin, says: "There are many examples where a call to 999 is not an emergency, whether a hoax, accidental call, or details of a crime which has already happened that could have been reported via 101.
"Unnecessary 999 calls significantly impact on our ability to deal with genuine emergencies, so I’d really ask the public to think twice before picking up the phone and dialling."