‘Can I sleep in a cell?’ and ‘I’ve left my phone in a taxi!’ among bizarre 999 calls

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Police have urged residents to think twice before dialling 999 after receiving more bizarre calls that could put lives in jeopardy.

Staff from Derbyshire Police Contact Centre said: “We have just received a 999 call from a male asking if he can sleep in a cell for three nights a week. YES, really! No, we are not a hotel.

“Another 999 call from a male who had left his phone in a taxi.

“This is NOT an emergency. Please think before you phone 999.

“This could be the difference between life and death! Our non-emergency number is 101 or you can contact us on Twitter.”