Emergency Police Numbers Do Receive Many Time-Wasting And Unnecessary Calls, Dive In To Know Some Of Them All The Way From London

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The emergency numbers always receive some sort of time-wasting and prank calls from time to time. In this session, we will dive in to know about such calls from London.

Time-wasting Calls in London

The emergency numbers always receive some sort of time-wasting and prank calls from time to time – be it the police emergency numbers or firefighting or ambulance.

The London Metropolitan Police has recently released a list of ten of the most ridiculous time-wasting calls it had received of late:

  1. A woman who had seen a clown in London selling balloons for £5 each, which was “much more than other clowns were charging
  2. A woman called saying that she had bought a cold kebab and the shop would not give her a replacement
  3. A man who called 999 as he was advised to phone 111, but did not know the number
  4. One caller dialed 999 at 4 am on a Saturday and asked,

    “Where is the best place to get a bacon sandwich right now?”

  5. A man dialed to the police saying his 50 p coin was stuck in a washing machine at his local launderette and wanted police to retrieve it

    Source: Wikipedia (London Metropolitan Police Logo)
    Source: Wikipedia (London Metropolitan Police Logo)
  6. Callers who missed their alarm and were going to be late for a flight, to which they wanted the police officers to take them to the airport
  7. Callers in distress called the police because their low fuel indicator light had come on
  8. A man who did not have change for a parking machine called the police, claiming that the staff at a car park had kidnapped him because they were refusing to let him out for free
  9. A woman dialed to the police wanting them to deal with a pair of noisy foxes outside her home as they were preventing her from sleeping
  10. A woman called the police saying there were men in her house trying to take her away. The men in question were actually police officers who had come to arrest her

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Response Of The Police

Chief Superintendent Pippa Mills, head of the Met’s command and control said,

“This is just a sample of inappropriate calls received by our operators this year. 

Callers who do not have an emergency may prevent others who require our immediate assistance from getting through to us. This presents a real risk to our ability to respond to genuine emergency calls.”

A Recent Call Regarding The Queen

Recently, the West Yorkshire Police Customer Contact Centre received a strange call from an unknown man regarding the violation of traffic rule by Queen Elizabeth.

Source: Metro (The Queen was spotted not wearing a seat belt)
Source: Metro (The Queen was spotted not wearing a seat belt)

The Queen was spotted not wearing a seat belt during a drive.

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Short Bio of Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. She is Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of 12 nations that have turned out to be free since her increase: Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.