Burglaries, rapes & stabbings weren’t the only things being reported to the emergency services over the Christmas break.
Linda Lusardi called 999 to ask for assistance as she was stuck in traffic on the M25 & was going to be late for her pantomime. She called Hertfordshire Police to ask for emergency permission to use the hard shoulder so her audience wouldn’t be kept waiting due to her failing to leave home in time to make it to the theatre where she was performing as the Wicked Queen in Snow White. I expect she was surprised when such permission was refused.
Other heinous crimes involved a priest being declined the use of the staff toilet at WH Smiths in Manchester Airport, a male calling 999 to report a pizza shop had put mushrooms on his pizza when he didn’t want any mushrooms &Ã‚Â a lady reporting being unable to get through to the Strictly Come Dancing call centre to vote for Tom Chambers.
Ah, the great British public, God bless them, every one.