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Watch West Yorkshire Police's tongue-in-cheek 999 video with a serious message

From crayons on the sofa to a kite stuck up a tree - misuse of 999 resources

West Yorkshire Police have shared a video to raise awareness about misuse of their valuable resources.

The tongue-in-cheek video made specifically for NHS emergency services shows police, fire and NHS hospital staff responding to incidents which are clearly not police matters.

It shows police officers negotiating with a little boy who is colouring on the sofa to drop his felt tip pens in the same way they may talk a suspect to hand over a weapon.

Fire crews are also seen comforting a mother whose daughter is distraught as her kite is stuck up a tree.

The video finishes with the words: “You don’t need to treat every situation as an emergency”

It then signposts people to web resources which could help them in these perhaps stressful but not emergency situations.

Kirklees Rural police shared the video, made by Manchester agency Boss Casting, on Facebook.

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