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Man arrested after misusing 999 system

Wed, 11 Jun 2014


Police are urging people to only ring 999 in an emergency - or risk putting people's lives in danger.

The reminder has been sparked after the arrest of a man for misusing the emergency call system.

It's a reoccurring problem on the Isle of Man - the majority of calls going through the 999 line could be dealt with on the main switchboard number

Crime reduction officer Mike Radcliffe says often it's through naivety and there's a handy way to judge who to call:

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