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Driver's 999 call goes off the rails.

A TRAIN driver who called police on his mobile phone to report an accident got a bizarre response from the desk cop. He was told to stop his "vehicle" while using the phone.

The WPc, at Glenthrothes, Fife said that the driver could cause another accident. The driver apologised and said he would call back, but took three minutes to do so.

When he eventually rang back, he said: "Sorry about that - it takes a wee while to stop a train like this."

He was on the Fife Circle Line at the time - and had spotted the accident on a road below. The wacky tale is told in the Police Federation journal Police.
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 6, 2000
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