15 hoax calls from children calling 999 from the same Fen phone box within just one hour

PUBLISHED: 10:50 14 August 2020 | UPDATED: 10:50 14 August 2020

Police received 15 hoax 999 calls made by children calling from the same phone box in Parson Drove (pictured) within the space of just one hour. Picture: POLICING FENLAND

Police received 15 hoax 999 calls made by children calling from the same phone box in Parson Drove (pictured) within the space of just one hour. Picture: POLICING FENLAND

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Police received 15 hoax 999 calls made by children calling from a phone box in Parson Drove within the space of just one hour.

It comes just days after Cambridgeshire Constabulary revealed that they received six hoax calls to their emergency line - including a man wanting to talk about 101 Dalmatians and another telling police that they wanted to party all the time - within just 24 hours.

“Although you may have some interesting stories to tell, our 999 line needs to be saved for emergencies,” said police.

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“Inappropriate calls stop genuine calls from getting help and places the lives of others at risk. Please think before you call. #MakeTheRightCall #SaferCambs.

“If you are found to be making a hoax call you could be fined or even sent to prison. Misuse of 999 and hoax calls are a criminal offence.”

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