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Abandoned 101 calls in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire

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More on the story of public time-wasting involving police call centres...

As well as 999 calls, the number of 101 non-emergency calls abandoned also rose between June 2016 and June 2017.

Gloucestershire Constabulary had the biggest change, with 3,106 abandoned calls in June 2016 and 5,994 abandoned in June this year: an increase of more than 90%.

Wiltshire Police had a smaller increase with 330 abandoned calls in June 2016 and 567 in June this year.

Whereas for Avon and Somerset Police, there was a decrease in both 999 and 101 calls abandoned in the same time period.

This is unsustainable. I'm certain the safety and security of the public is compromised."

Calum MacleodVice-chairman, Police Federation of England and Wales

Motorcyclist who died in Sells Green named

Alex Smith

BBC News Online

A motorcyclist who died in a crash on the A365 in Sells Green has been named as David Nicholas Gregory, from Belper.

Wiltshire Police said Mr Gregory was riding a Honda CBR 900 at about 17:50 on 1 September when he is believed to have lost control of the bike.

The force added a file will now be prepared on behalf of HM Coroner for Wiltshire.

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Police officers have told BBC South about increasing levels of violence against them

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