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Greater Manchester Police live-tweet every 999 call for 24 hours

Greater Manchester Police live-tweet every 999 call for 24 hours

How many 999 calls do your reckon the Greater Manchester Police get every day? 500? 1,000? Well, on October 14 they got 2,626. Casual.

The GMP spent the day live-tweeting every call they got, ranging from serious theft, stabbing and sexual exploitation reports to, well, some calls which were a bit time-wastery. There was a grandma reporting her grandchildren for 'not doing their homework', a man trying to order a pizza and an elderly man calling for a chat. 

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins says: “I think so far it’s been reflective of a normal days work - no more, no less. There has been an arrest for alleged child sexual exploitation, a theft of a charity box and a possible theft from a church during a service. We have had reports of erratic driving, missing people and car crime. But we have also had evidence showing that people ring the police for the wrong reasons."

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