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Increase in hoax calls to emergency services

Increase in hoax calls to emergency services

Nov 4, 2018

More than 7,500 hoax calls were made to the police and ambulance service in the South West in the last three years, according to new figures.

5,800 hoax calls were made to Avon and Somerset Police.

The South Western Ambulance Service recorded 2,170 hoax calls.

Avon and Somerset Police have now launched a Twitter account - @ASPolice - to encourage people to think before they call 999 or 101.

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