6 of the most unbelievable calls made to Avon and Somerset police today

PUBLISHED: 10:32 22 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:27 22 July 2015

Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary.


AVON and Somerset Constabulary is holding a 24-hour live tweetathon and so far puddle splash victims, a seat belt which is too tight and wandering sheep have all been reported to police – here are six of the most unbelievable calls so far.

Just one in five incidents dealt with by the police are purely criminal offences and Avon and Somerset Constabulary did a similar live tweeting session in March this year.

The session saw calls from people in search of their friends new address and worrying about their children looking directly at the eclipse.

But today police call handlers, CSI units, victim support teams and on-the-beat officers from Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset and beyond are tweeting their every move.

Acting Deputy Chief Constable, Gareth Morgan described it as a ‘great opportunity’ for the force to raise awareness of its work.

He said: “This is a great opportunity to share with the public the full range of events and incidents dealt with by Avon and Somerset Constabulary in a day and why that takes more than an officer to respond – the call needs to be answered, the ICT supported, the intelligence checks undertaken and their vehicles maintained.”

A total of 11 departments in the constabulary, from finance through to training, are taking part in either live tweeting or providing facts and figures to reveal the resources needed to keep the force running smoothly and successfully.

The tweetathon is running now until 11.59pm this evening (Wednesday).

Wandering sheep in Cheddar, stolen flowers in Uphill and a lack of breakfast at a guesthouse are just some of the incidents police have been dealing with so far today.

To see our top 5 tweets from the tweetathon in March click this link.

* You can follow the live tweeting @ASPoliceLIVE.

Be sure to let us know what you think of the tweets by getting in touch via @WSMercury or find us on Facebook.

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