Dog makes fluke 999 call near Ironbridge

By Dayna Farrington | Ironbridge | News | Published:

A dog managed to knock the phone off the hook and dial police on 999 in Jackfield, near Ironbridge.

West Mercia Police reported that they received a 999 call from an address in Jackfield on Sunday, January 7 - but when the operator tried to speak to the caller, there was no response.

The operator heard no disturbance or any suspicious noises on the line and the phone was then hung up.

The 999 operator called back immediately and spoke to a woman who was very apologetic, who explained her pet dog had managed to knock the telephone off the hook and somehow dial the emergency 999 line.

The operator ensured all was in order at the property, before ending the call.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Ketley, Telford.

Reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.


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