POLICE in Redditch have said vital time is being wasted after a spate of nuisance 999 calls.

West Mercia Police are enquiring for information regarding inappropriate calls to 999 from Cropthorne Close, Woodrow, Redditch.

A spokesman said: "There is a persistent issue of misuse of payphones where 999 is being dialled. This is causing unnecessary use of police resources and time.

"This is a criminal offence and we are appealing for information to get this issue stopped."

Anyone with any information is being urged to call police on 101 quoting incident number: 0674s 110219