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News : Derby OAP ‘Waited Almost an Hour' for Police to Answer 101 Call
Derbyshire, UK, Feb 4, 2016 -- A pensioner has slammed Derbyshire police's 101 non-emergency number as "being in the Dark Ages" after he was left holding on for almost an hour to try to report an incident.
Peter Jordan said he tried to call the force after seeing someone throw a car registration plate out of a moving vehicle in Stenson Road, Derby.
The 67-year-old said when he first dialled 101 he gave up after holding for 20 minutes.
The following day he called the number again and patiently waited for 53 minutes but again gave up.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Today's Tip of the Day - Please Hold…
More Editorial From Derbyshire Constabulary
About Derbyshire Constabulary:
Derbyshire Constabulary is the territorial police force responsible for policing the county of Derbyshire, England. The force covers an area of over 1,000 square miles with a population of just under one million.
Published: Friday, February 5, 2016