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999 celebrates 80 years as oldest emergency service in the world

Service initially handled 1,000 calls a week in London.

BT Handout photo dated 1935 of a police call box in St Albans

BT Handout photo dated 1935 of a police call box in St Albans

Date - 1st July 2017
By - Martin Buhagiar - Police Oracle
The world's oldest emergency service - 999 - is 80-years-old. The last eight decades have seen the service expand from handling more than 1,000 calls in its first week of operation in London in 1937 to around 560,000 calls a week now - 30...
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