Mid Sussex resident rings 999 to complain about messy house

A Mid Sussex resident dialled 999 to complain that her house was messy after a summer holiday, Mid Sussex Police have said.

Friday, 3rd September 2021, 11:16 am

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Darren Taylor said police got the call on Thursday (September 2).

He said the woman rang the emergency number to tell them that she had arrived back home to find that her house was messy after getting some work done on it while she was away.

“Words of advice given about the correct use of the emergency number,” said Inspector Taylor.

Police are urging people to use 999 for emergencies only.

Police have previously urged residents to use 999 for emergencies only so they do not block people trying to report a serious incident.

“It’s a really important key phone number,” said Inspector Taylor, adding that each call has to be logged meaning that non-emergency calls are a drain on Sussex Police resources.

“Just think: is it really an emergency?”.