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GMP urge people to report non-emergencies online after busiest day of year for calls

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Don't miss a thing by getting the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox People are being urged to report non-emergency crimes online to help Greater Manchester Police cope.

On Tuesday (June 8), GMP had its busiest day of the year, with 3,628 calls were made, including 2,101 to 999. It follows a weekend in which almost 7,000 calls were made to the emergency number between Friday and Sunday.

GMP believes that the good weather, easing of lockdown restrictions and an increase in public events are all having an impact in the number of crimes being reported.

Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey said: "In recent weeks we have seen a significant spike in demand for our services, which in turn has seen a surge in emergency calls being

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