101 v 999 – Calls to 999 only if life threatening or damage/theft to property AT THE TIME. All other calls to 101. Police advise only call for police on 999 when:
- There is a danger to life or a risk of injury being caused imminently. Examples include serious road accidents, assaults or serious disorders.
- A crime is in progress. Examples include assault, burglary, and theft or if an offender is still on scene, or has just left the scene.
- Police attendance is required immediately such as to prevent a breach of peace, someone acting suspiciously or someone who is about to commit an offence.