Thames Valley Police launch #ThinkBeforeYouCall campaign after ridiculous 999 calls

Police across the Thames Valley have revealed some of the most ridiculous 999 calls to urge callers to 'think before dialling'.

By Thomas Bamford
Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 3:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 3:40 pm
Thames Valley Police launch #ThinkBeforeYouCall campaign after ridiculous 999 calls
Thames Valley Police launch #ThinkBeforeYouCall campaign after ridiculous 999 calls

Thames Valley Police posted a video to their facebook page which showed some of the strange 'non-police' or 'emergency' calls they receive on a day to day basis.

One of the calls incredibly was from a lady who had been locked out of her house.

The transcript of the call is as follows:

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Police: "Hi Good morning.

Caller: "Our neighbour's just come round and said they can't get into their house.

Police: "Is this a police matter, or do you phone a locksmith?"

The call handler confirms: "So, they can't get into their house?

"Yeah, if they're locked out and it's not been forced or anything or anything then yeah, they need to speak to a locksmith."

The caller, somewhat confused, replies "locksmith, okay" then hangs up.

The call has caused widespread anger on social media, with