January 22, 2020 2.25 pm This story is over 20 months old

Lincolnshire 999 desk called FOR A HUG

Remember 999 is for emergencies

A 999 caller wasted the time of Lincolnshire Police’s force control room to offer them a hug for National Hugging Day.

Instead of being able to deal with any other emergencies that came in at the time, the call taker had to listen to the bizarre revelation before giving them a telling off.

The call was also after midnight, which meant it was technically after the hugging day celebration on January 21 anyway.


In reply to the tweet, Erica Dean joked “yesterday was also #SquirrelAppreciationDay so maybe they should have hugged a squirrel!”

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