A staggering 20,000 hoax phone calls were made to Lancashire police in the last three years.
And goodness knows how many more were made to our fire and other rescue services.
Just quite what goes through the minds of these village idiots who make the calls is beyond me.
What sort of kicks can you get from wasting valuable resources and potentially putting other people’s lives at risk or in danger?
Personally, I would bring back the stocks and let all of us right-minded citizens pelt them with a variety of rotten vegetables and post their pictures on lamp-posts where they live.