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Increase in 999 calls following hot weather.

SCORCHING temperatures at the weekend led to a steep rise in emergency calls to the ambulance service.

SCORCHING temperatures at the weekend led to a steep rise in emergency calls to the ambulance service. Call outs ranged from people suffering from chest pains and breathing difficulties to alcohol-related incidents of assault and irresponsible behaviour.

West Midlands ambulance service is asking the public to think before dialling 999 whether they need emergency treatment.

 

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