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Shane Williams has police at his house after his baby son dials 999

Wales and Ospreys star Shane Williams had the police visit his house on Wednesday because his toddler son keeps on dialling 999.

The British Lions winger confessed after 18-month-old Carter punched in the emergency number for the third time in three months.

Shane Williams tweeted on Wednesday after the police visit

Williams, 34, had to apologise to police officers who called at his house to ensure everything was okay.

The former World Player of the Year admitted on Twitter that police arrived at his house near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, after a 999 alert.

He said: “I can’t believe I just had the police around the house again.

“My 18 month old boy dialled 999! That’s the 3rd time this year.”

A spokesman for Dyfed Powys Police said accidental 999 calls are a growing problem.

He said: “Non-malicious emergency 999 calls made by young children who don’t realise the seriousness of what they are doing can be problematic.

“We have a duty of care to act upon all 999 calls.

“If officers are dealing with a non-malicious but ultimately unnecessary call of this nature then they could be diverted away from a genuine emergency.

“We understand parents can’t monitor their children every second of the day but we would urge them to take measures to ensure that young children cannot access home or mobile phones unsupervised.”

 

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