Police? Take me to family

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Police were called on New Year’s Eve for a lift from Crookesmoor to Walkley so the caller could see in the New Year with his family.

Another person rang police with the noise of a loud party in the background, claiming he was Frank Gallagher from the TV series, Shameless.

The force said this week it was “inundated” with 999 nuisance calls on the busiest night of the year, distracting them from genuine emergencies.

 

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