Cambridgeshire Police has released the details of a bizarre call that they recieved in the early hours of the morning from a gentleman who explained that David Beckham ‘Isn’t able to walk to the shops…to buy corned beef’.
In his opening line to the police, the male caller states:
“Did you know that David Beckham, all his fame and fortune, has brought him nothing?”.
In response, the call handler clamly replies:
“Ok, sorry, what’s your reason for the call to police please?”.
The male caller replies:
“Well that’s all I’m trying to tell you. I can walk down to the shop and get corned beef and things, he can’t do that”.
The bizarre call highlights the increasing problem faced by police control rooms around the country of people calling both 999 and 101 for non-police related matters.
The call handler was extremely professional and remained polite at all
Police forces around the country have been urging people NOT to misuse or abuse the 999 / 101 system and to only contact the police for police related matters.
Calls such as this one can take up valuable time and could end up putting someone who is in need of urgent help in serious danger.
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