In the Media

Tories want to dial 333 for petty crime

PUBLISHED April 18, 2004

A helpline for reporting petty crimes and antisocial behaviour would be set up under Tory plans for New York-style policing in London.

The 333 number would aim to take pressure off the emergency services, following research showing that nearly three-quarters of calls to Britain's 999 service were not real emergencies.