Hampshire's emergency services control room has issued a plea to stop a persistent hoax caller.

It comes after the individual made at least ten false 999 calls today in the space of 45 minutes.

The social media account of Hampshire Fire Control said these calls waste time and could delay attendance to real life emergencies.

The Gazette previously experienced what it was like to receive fake 999 calls after a prankster emailed the paper four times in the space of two weeks to report fake bomb threats. 

Hampshire Police were called to investigated. 

Hants Fire Control this afternoon teeeted: "The persistent hoax caller put in more than 10 false 999 calls between 1030 and 1115 hrs today.

"These calls waste Control Operator's time and can potentially delay our attendance and cost lives.

"The police are investigating these calls. #NotBigAndNotClever."