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UAE: Police get prank calls on 999, mostly from kids

Abu Dhabi - Police urge parents to ensure kids don't dial 999 unnecessarily.

Image: Abu Dhabi Police/Twitter
Image: Abu Dhabi Police/Twitter

By Web Report

Published: Tue 30 Mar 2021, 2:43 AM

The Abu Dhabi Police have stated that they receive many pocket dials and unnecessary calls from children on the 999 emergency number.

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In a post on social media, the authority urged parents to teach their children about the importance of the SOS hotline so that they understand not to use it for non-emergencies.

The Operations Department stated that the biggest reason for these behaviours was the "lack of parental and family control".

Such calls from children could even be dangerous as it detracts from those calls being made during serious and sometimes life-threatening emergencies since the Abu Dhabi Police do not neglect any calls.

The Department also pointed out that in the event of repeated disturbing calls, the administration will take legal action against those responsible.

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