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Police receive emergency call reporting loud snoring

Police receive emergency call reporting loud snoring
A British police department said a call came in to the 999 emergency number reporting someone for snoring loudly. Photo by David Asch/Shutterstock.com

April 13 (UPI) -- A British police department posted a reminder on Twitter not to call the emergency number to report a neighbor for snoring.

The Essex Police's communications officer tweeted that a call came in Sunday to the department's 999 emergency number reporting that the caller could hear someone snoring loudly.

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"An unusual 999 call at this time of the day, caller reporting they can hear someone snoring. Advice was given to them and snoring is never a reason to call 999, no matter how annoying it is," the officer tweeted.

The tweet used the hashtag "#emergenciesonly," reminding the public that the 999 number is only for reporting emergency situations.

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