IT was a busy day for North Yorkshire Police’s Force Control Room on Wednesday.

It dealt with 749 non-emergency 101 calls throughout the day, which is above the average of between 500 and 650 a day.

In addition, it received a total of 241 emergency 999 calls. Numbers of 999 calls usually average between 200 and 300 a day.

Chief Inspector Charlotte Bloxham, head of the control room, said: “While the volume of calls was high for a week day, I’m pleased to say the demand we experienced was not in line with the number of calls received on the day of the previous England game.

“Our thanks go to the public of North Yorkshire. While the result of the football game didn’t go the way we wanted, the vast majority of football fans acted responsibly and sensibly.

“We are still in times of high demand though, with a number of events taking place across the region this weekend.”

At the weekend the control room took 487 emergency 999 calls and 729 101 calls in a 24-hour period between 7am on Saturday and 7am on Sunday.