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Please use 999 responsibly – even when you’ve found a hair in your food

October 21, 2018
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Nottinghamshire Police has released details of the latest misplaced call made to its emergency call handlers, as the force continues to urge people to use its 999 emergency line responsibly after a call from a member of the public reporting that they had found a hair in their food.

Please use 999 responsibly

Please think before dialling and only call 999 when life is in danger, someone is seriously injured, someone is using or threatening to use violence, a crime is in progress, there is serious damage being caused to property or whenever else an immediate police response is required.

For all other non-emergency policing matters, please call 101 or visit the Nottinghamshire Police website – www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice – for advice on how to deal with hundreds of policing and non-policing matters.

By not calling 999 when it’s anything less than an emergency, you can help to ensure Nottinghamshire Police’s team of emergency call handlers can be on-hand for when people really do need them.

Notes to the editor

The force appeals to you to provide a link to the Advice Centre on the Nottinghamshire Police website – www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice – in any coverage you are planning in relation to this story.

By providing this link within your coverage, you can help to highlight the wealth of advice that’s available on the Nottinghamshire Police website which may mean some would-be callers can answer their questions online themselves, without having to pick-up the phone.

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101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls cost 15p, no matter how long the call lasts.