A drunk woman called 999 after being thrown out of McDonald's.

The woman told the operator she had been at a nightclub opposite the branch in Albion Street, Leeds, but was refused entry to McDonald's when she went to get food.

She told the call handler: "I went to McDonald's and they said I was too drunk to go in I'd had two drinks, I'd like a police officer please."

She was told the call was not an emergency and the call was ended.

McDonalds in Albion Street, Leeds
McDonalds in Albion Street, Leeds

The call has been released by West Yorkshire Police.

Tom Donohoe, from West Yorkshire Police's contact centre, said: “As an emergency service we handle around 1,000 calls a day to the 999 emergency number and our operatives have to deal with each one accordingly and on the basis that it is a genuine emergency.

“Our call handlers devote the appropriate time needed to deal with each call dependant on the complexity of the issue, as our staff have to clarify the situation – if someone is blocking our lines with non-emergency matters, or worse still non-Police matters, they are potentially slowing down our response time to genuine emergencies.

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“Happily, our average response time for a 999 call is a matter of seconds, and yesterday for example was 5 seconds, with 97% of calls to the 999 service answered within 10 seconds, but we need the public's help in getting the best out of the service.

“I cannot stress enough that the 999 number is for emergency use only – where there is likely to be danger to life, use or immediate threat of violence, serious injury to a person and / or serious damage to property.

“It is definitely not for reporting a commercial premises refusing someone entry.”