999

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

999: 'Something has to give as police officers are struggling, but it can't be safety', says Police Federation

999 call delays: 'Officers are struggling from a mental health perspective', says Police Federation

Police Federation: Officers are struggling with welfare and mental health

Some 999 calls which should be dealt with in an hour are being dealt with in a mater of days

Police are sometimes taking days to respond to emergency calls as system faces severe strain, finds watchdog

999 calls often unanswered for days by ‘overwhelmed’ police

999 calls often unanswered for days by ‘overwhelmed’ police

Police are sometimes taking days to respond to emergency calls as system faces severe strain, finds watchdog

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Woman admits making 32 nuisance 999 and 111 phone calls

Woman admits making 32 nuisance 999 and 111 phone calls

Woman admits making 32 nuisance 999 and 111 phone calls

It is claimed the woman was often drunk during the calls

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Around two hours of police time were wasted by the hoax

Police furious after east London pranksters drop fake body made of toilet roll into Regent's Canal

Police furious after east London pranksters drop fake body into Regent's Canal

Team of marine divers dispatched to drag body out of water - only to find it was made of duvet and toilet rolls

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

West Ham have endured a wretched start to the season

West Ham fans told to stop calling 999 after another loss in David Moyes's first game

West Ham fans told to stop calling 999 after Watford loss

West Ham United are being asked by Essex Police to stop calling emergency services when their team loses.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Police were bombarded with dozens of calls

Three Gloucestershire men bombarded 999 with over 200 non-emergency calls

Three Gloucestershire men bombarded 999 with over 200 non-emergency calls

Three cases all dealt with in final weeks of September

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

'Emergency services deserve more than they get' - Twitter praises 999 workers on the service's 80th birthday

'Emergency services deserve more than they get' - Twitter praises 999 workers on the service's 80th birthday

'Emergency services deserve more' - Twitter wishes happy birthday to 999

The 999 service started in 1937 and handled more than 1,000 calls in its first week. Now it takes roughly 560,000 a week