The Met Police contact centre has shared a tweet asking people to think before they dial 999 and request the emergency services.
This comes after a spate of ridiculous 999 calls being made to the police which are anything but emergencies.
In a tweet, @MetCC said:
‘A message from our 999 operators
‘Dialling 999 and requesting police attendance as your hotel has stopped serving breakfast is not appropriate’.
Whilst most people would probably agree that it is never nice having to start the day on an empty stomach, calling the emergency services and demanding that the police attend your hotel because they stopped serving breakfast is ridiculous.
Maybe it’s time to starting fining people a flat rate of £50 each and every time they make a call to the emergency services (like this one) that is obviously not an emergency!
I mean, what did the person calling 999 think that the police would do? Go and make them some breakfast? Order the kitchen staff to re-open the entire kitchen just for one person!?
A tiny bit of common sense can go a long way. More people need to make use of it.
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