South Yorkshire: Drunken New Year’s Eve callers dial 999 to ask for lifts home, bus times, and claiming to be Shameless’ Frank Gallagher

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Drunken callers rang South Yorkshire Police on New Year’s Eve asking for lifts home, requesting bus times, making false reports of crime and claiming to be Shameless’ Frank Gallagher.

Figures released show that, on the busiest night of the year, police were inundated with nuisance calls to 999.

One caller rang from Doncaster bus station to ask call handlers if they could help him get back to Pontefract as there were no more buses running.


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