Police plea over 999 misuse

Greater Manchester Police are warning lives are being put at risk because people are still misusing the emergency 999 number over the festive period

Police plea over misuse of 999 calls

Greater Manchester Police Headquarters Credit: PA

Greater Manchester Police is urging the public not to misuse 999 over New Years Eve.

There is a drastic increase in 999 calls during this time of year, but not all are genuine.

Officers warn the misuse of the emergency number potentially puts people's lives in danger.

Last year on New Year's Eve, GMP took 2,845 calls to 999, doubling a normal day's average which is around 1,400.

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