Offbeat: Audio - Caller dialled 999 when he ran out of toilet roll

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A caller dialled 999 because he had run out of toilet roll.

Audio footage of the time-waster has been released by police as a warning about the growing number clogging the emergency number with silly requests.

The caller dialled 999 because he had run out of toilet roll. Picture: SWNS

The caller dialled 999 because he had run out of toilet roll. Picture: SWNS

The short conversation starts with the operator asking: “What’s your emergency.” The caller says: “Erm, I have run out of toilet roll” and the angry call-handler responds: “And you are calling 99 for that reason?”