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Listen: Man calls police to say his sex worker isn't good looking enough

Police in Britain have released audio of the bizarre 999 call to highlight the abuse of the emergency number.

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A MAN CALLED the police to complain that a sex worker “misrepresented” herself in a newspaper advert.

West Midlands Police (WMP) in the UK have released a recording of the man who dialled 999 on Tuesday evening to complain that a woman had “misrepresented” herself in the classifieds section of the local paper.

The woman was said to have become angry when he told her he no longer wished to use her services and called the police. On the first occasion the call, which you can listen to above, was terminated after a few minutes.

But in a follow up call made by police to the man, he is said to have told an officer that he wished to report the woman for breaching the Sale of Goods Act.

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“It was unbelievable; he genuinely believed he had done nothing wrong and that the woman should have been investigated by police for misrepresentation,” sergeant Jerome Moran from Solihull police station said.

He said that although the man would not give out his details he has since been identified and warned about his actions and wasting police time.

West Midlands Police said they released the call to highlight what they call “regular abuse” of the emergency number with the national 999 number taking around 1.5 million calls each day.

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