Belfast Telegraph

Police slam 999 fake tan emergency call

The PSNI has expressed dismay after receiving a 999 call from a member of the public complaining about their local tanning salon being shut down.

The caller was annoyed they had lost out on pre-paid minutes under the tubes.

Hello All, Earlier today we were contacted on 999 by a member of the public complaining that the local sun bed emporium...

Posted by Police Service of Northern Ireland on Monday, June 4, 2018

Posting on its Facebook page, the PSNI said: "Whilst the call handler is taking this call, listening to the story and politely dealing with the call, someone else is in a queue to have their call answered.

"That call might, just might, be more important than 25 minutes of exposure to UV rays.

"Proper use of the 999 system?

"You decide."

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