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Cambridgeshire man rings 999 more than 20 times to try and 'unlock phone'

Police warned that 999 should only be used in a genuine emergency Credit: .

Police who received 21 silent 999 calls from an address in Cambridgeshire arrived to find it was just a man trying to unlock his phone.

The man had dialled the number multiple times "as it's stated online that if your mobile phone is locked that calling 999 would unlock it", Fenland police wrote on Twitter.

Officers had first tried to call the number and sent a text message, but got no response.

They attended the address in Wisbech on Thursday night.

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A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: "We do investigate every silent 999 call to ensure someone is not in trouble.

"However, 999 should only be used in a genuine emergency - and not to unlock a mobile phone."

No further action has been taken against the caller.

Police release photo to identify burglary suspect

Police want to trace a man in connection with a burglary in Cottenham on Saturday. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police in Cambridgeshire have released an image of a man they want to trace in connection with a burglary in Cottenham.

The burglary took place at an address on Lambs Lane on Saturday 19 January 2019.

Police say that it is believed to have been three burglars involved and a black Audi Q5 was used in the incident.

Among the items taken was a safe and some jewellery.

Anyone who thinks they may know who the man is asked call Cambridgeshire police on 101.

Police believe three burglars were involved in the raid on a house in Lambs Lane, Cottenham. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police
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