'Inappropriate' 999 Calls

West Midlands Police are today launching various genuine calls that are putting lives at risk for being 'inappropriate'.

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West Midlands Police reveals more 'inappropriate' 999 calls

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999 Call..Female reporting a new electric meter which has been fitted keeps setting house alarm off...is this really an emergency?? #fcc24

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999 Call - Female asking to be put through to her local takeaway as she left her credit card there! Is this really an emergency? #fcc24

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999 call from a drunk male who cannot find his house keys!..is this an emergency? Spread the word:999 is for emergencies only! #fcc24

Expensive car wash: would you call 999?

West Midlands police have released genuine calls deemed 'inappropriate', which are putting lives at risk.

The force contact centre has also launching a 24 hour tweetathon, where they are tweeting some real-time calls from 7am today until 7am tomorrow.

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999 call asking if a wallet has been handed in! Such calls should be made via 101 to your local station! 999 for emergencies only! #fcc24

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Interesting start to the shift..male called 999 to say he has a heart problem as he is in love with a girl whom he does not know! #fcc24

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999 call just received from a man who wanted a refund for an expensive car wash! Spread the word: 999 is for emergencies only! #fcc24

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West Midlands Police: '999 is not the number to complain about British Gas'

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999 call just received by a female who wants to report a complaint about British Gas. Help us to promote the correct use of 999! #fcc24

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Lots of calls being made by children/babies playing with mobile phones today. They tie up 999 lines and are very time consuming... #fcc24

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Busy today! 999 call just made to report a spiritual healer as a fraud - help us to educate people who waste police time! #fcc24

West Midlands Police: 'Male called 999 asking to frighten his sister'

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999 call just received from a male who wanted the police to come out to frighten his sister. What a waste of police time.... #fcc24

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We've just received a 999 call from a young man at a phone box who is abusing our 999 operators. We are trying to trace who he is....#fcc24

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999 emergency call received reporting a broken window overnight. This should've been reported on the non-emergency number: 101 #fcc24

West Midlands Police take part in 24 hour 'tweetathon'

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Due to the number of calls, we operate a 'graded' policy - where officers respond to the most urgent ones as quickly as possible.

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It's down to the 999 operator to grade the response given. There are three types of response: immediate, early and routine.

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999 call just received from an unlocked phone in a pocket, tying up an emergency line. Remember to check your phone is locked! #fcc24

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West Midlands Police release three 'inappropriate' calls to 999

Call handler answering 999 emergencies Credit: ITV News Central

West Midlands police are today launching various genuine calls that are putting lives at risk for being 'inappropriate'.

The recordings include a caller reporting problems getting served in McDonalds; somebody who's forgotten their laptop password; and a man calling 999 to ask for the number for 101.

Police have released these genuine calls to bring home the serious side of inappropriate calls.

The force contact centre is also launching a 24 hour tweetathon today, where they will be tweeting some of the real-time calls they receive from 7am this morning until 7am on Saturday 2 February.

To listen to the three calls, follow this link: