10 most time-wasting calls for UK police

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British police have warned the public not to make unnecessary or "nuisance" calls after they released a list of some of the worst time-wasting emergency calls.

Scotland Yard said Christmas and the New Year are the busiest times for emergency services, and irrelevant calls waste valuable resources.

The Metropolitan police released a list of 10 of the worst callers, including a woman calling to say she had a cold kebab and the shop would not replace it, and callers wanting police to take them to the airport as they were going to miss their flight.

On average the Met police receive more than 4.5 million calls a year to the 999 and 101 numbers.

Others calls included:

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