Nottinghamshire Police reveals latest daft 999 call it has received

Police are again urging people to use 999 responsibly.
Police are again urging people to use 999 responsibly.

"I've ordered a taxi and got in the wrong one. I've been charged £7 to get to Sneinton."

That's the latest ridiculous 999 call Nottinghamshire Police has received from a member of the public.

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The force has now issued a fresh plea for people to use 999 responsibly

Superintendent Paul Burrows, from Nottinghamshire Police's contact management department, said: "The vast majority of the public understand that 999 is only for emergency calls but, despite the work we regularly do in the media, online and over-the-phone to explain to people how to use 999 responsibly, we do still receive a high number of misplaced calls to our emergency number.

"While some of the misplaced calls we receive range from honest errors of judgement to the more unusual, there is a serious point to be made here as every misplaced call our emergency call handlers receive has the potential to delay us from responding to genuine emergencies.

"All we're asking is that people only call 999 in genuine emergencies and remember that there are other ways to contact us for less urgent enquiries, with the Nottinghamshire Police website - www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice - offering advice on hundreds of policing and non-policing issues and the 101 non-emergency number also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week."