West Midlands Ambulance Service reveals 'inappropriate' calls
Recordings of "inappropriate" 999 calls have been released by West Midlands Ambulance Service.
They include a drunken request for a lift and calls about pet injuries.
The ambulance service said dealing with such calls delayed operators in responding to genuine life-threatening emergencies.
Jenny Cock, in charge of the 999 call centre in Brierley Hill, said the service received up to 3,000 emergency calls a day.
These are expected to rise over Christmas and peak on New Year's Eve.
05 Dec 2014
- From the section England