Woman calls 999 over lost glasses

A woman standing outside Specsavers who could not find her glasses was just one of a number of 999 calls revealed by police as they urged people to "think first" before phoning the emergency number.

Police have reported an increase in the number of callers contacting the emergency 999 number with non-urgent matters.

In the last month, 999 calls to Devon and Cornwall Police have risen by 40% at peak times - the majority of them non-urgent or in some cases reporting matters that are not dealt with by the police.