Police: 'Hoax highlights misuse of 999'

West Yorkshire Police have said that "this incident highlights how misuse of the 999 system can cause significant unnecessary work for emergency services who have limited resources to deal with genuine calls."

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999 child caller hoax

Police have confirmed a 999 call believed to have been made by a three-year-old girl was a hoax. Officers launched an urgent appeal to trace the toddler following the call. The girl told the ambulance service her mother had fallen and was not moving.