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Police emergency calls rise by thousands
12:52pm Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
THE number of 999 calls to police in Essex are spiralling out of control.
Thousands of extra calls are being taken this year compared to 2011.
As a result officers in Essex are failing to get to emergencies in time.
They were called out to emergencies 5,279 times between April and May in 2011.
During April to May this year it rose to 7,266 calls - a 37 per cent increase.
See the full story in Friday's Gazette.