‘Overwhelmed’ police forces taking days to respond to 999 calls

Some police forces are being “overwhelmed” and are unable to respond to urgent calls on time, the police watchdog has revealed.

An examination of all 43 police forces across England and Wales by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has highlighted “major concern that policing is under significant stress”.

The inspectorate said that, in some cases, victims of violence and other serious crimes face long delays as forces are unable to dispatch officers promptly.

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Source: Sky News