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    Abit of useful information

    Abit of useful information in an email that was sent around my workplace from our head manager guy person thing.

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    Subject: READ IT THEN PASS IT ON DON'T JUST DELETE - IMPORTANT
    I know you don't all live in Dorset but a mobile is a mobile where ever
    you live . I didnt know about 112 did you ?.

    A bit of useful advice - verified by the Dorset Police . The number does work from a mobile.
    This actually happened to someone's daughter. Lauren was 19 yrs old and
    in college.This story takes place over the Christmas/New Year's holiday break.




    It was the Saturday before New Year and it was about 1.00pm in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend,
    when an UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put its lights on.
    Lauren's parents have 4 children (of various ages)
    and have always told them never to pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road , but rather wait until they get to a service station,
    etc



    So Lauren remembered her parents' advice, and telephoned 112 from her mobile phone. This connected her to the police dispatcher she told the dispatcher that
    there was an unmarked police car with a flashing blue light on his rooftop
    behind her andthat she would not pull over right away but wait until she was in a
    service station or busy area.




    The dispatcher checked to see if there was a police car where she was
    and there wasn't and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back-up already on the way.

    Ten minutes later 4 police cars surrounded her and the unmarked car
    behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind.

    They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground........the man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.

    I never knew that bit of advice, but especially for a woman alone in a
    car, you do not have to pull over for an UNMARKED car.
    Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going to a 'safe' place.
    You obviously need to make some signals that you acknowledge them i.e.,
    put on your hazard lights) or call 112 like Lauren did.


    Too bad the mobile phone companies don't give you this little bit of
    wonderful information.


    So now it's your turn to let your friends know about 112
    (112 is an emergency number on your mobile that takes you straight to
    the police.) .


    Please pass on to all your friends, especially any females.

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    interesting piece of information, though I knew 112 was an emergency number. However if you called it and spoke to a dispatcher to confirm, would that not count as a crime, if there was a genuine unmarked police car behind you?
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    112 is just the european number isn't, and we have now adopted it and started to use it here along side 999. Its been in use for years

    Also this story was posted on another forum over 3 years ago, just an annoying chain email IMO

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    erm...hope she was done for using a mobile whilst driving . . . .

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    All thats missing in now is,

    "if you dont send this to ten people you will get bad luck for ten years and you will die"
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    Good ol' snopes
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    obviously an american fake "true story" to start with - you dont need to google that to guess its an urban myth.

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    112 will connect you to whatever emergency services number is for the country you are in

    e.g. if you was in spain and didn't know the emergency number you could just dial 112

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coo View Post
    erm...hope she was done for using a mobile whilst driving . . . .
    Thats the first thing that sprung to my mind...if it was a 'real' policeman, then they would do her 100%


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