SOMEONE rang the 999 emergency ask police for the time.

West Yorkshire Police's Contact Management Centre shared details of the call to highlight the importance of using 999 for emergency calls only.

The team often tweets some of the more unusual phone calls they receive from the general public.

In its latest example, the team posted: "Good morning, please don't call 999 to ask the time.”


Previous 999 calls to the team have included someone calling 999 to complain that their Uber Eats delivery had not arrived. Another call asked police to book some driving lessons for them.

Others included a boy who said they had lost their shoe playing football.

Another called to say their knickers had been stolen from their washing line.