Letter: No response from 101-non emergency service

One reader's experience says police were unresponsive to 101-non emergency number.
One reader's experience says police were unresponsive to 101-non emergency number.

Re the front page story calling for more police.

Here’s my recent experience of contacting the 101 non-emergency number to try and report a Bridlington incident - maybe a reporter could try doing the same and report on findings:

• Ring 101

• Put through to Humberside police

• Rings for a long time with no answer

• Automated message advises pressing a number to get a call back to avoid hanging on

• No-one calls back - not that day, or any other day...

If crime stats are looking rosy for the police, could the reason be that no-one is able to report a crime in the first place?

J Meredith

Brookland Road

Bridlington