Woman called 999 after hamster bite

A woman called for an ambulance after being bitten on the finger by a hamster, health officials have revealed.

Emergency services in Wales say they are under increasing pressure from nuisance 999 calls during the summer.

Among a catalogue of shame over the past few weeks were two separate calls by men requesting urgent medical attention because they had hangovers and one patient faking severe stomach cramps - only to jump out of an ambulance on route to hospital and thank paramedics for the lift.