Wednesday, February 9, 2005


999 caller wanted cooking advice

`A caller dialled 999 to ask Gwent Police if it was safe to put a chicken in the oven overnight.

It was one of many petty queries that has led to an increase of 33% in emergency calls in three years.

Senior officers are now urging people to think carefully before dialling 999 and to use alternative numbers if it is not urgent.’

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