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Parents dial 999 as child won't eat his food

Parents dial 999 as child won't eat his food

Published at 9:19am 7th June 2016.

Police in North Yorkshire have urged people not to abuse the 999 system.

It's after parents were reported to have called the emergency number asking officers to get their 11 year old son to eat his food and behave.

Two calls were received.

The Force Control Room took to Twitter to clarify that they would not be attending.

In case of doubt, they also mobilised the hashtag #notapolicematter