Report an emergency

Calling 999


Call 999 if...

  • there is a danger to life or risk of injury being caused, such as a serious road accident or assault
  • a crime is in progress, such as a robbery, burglary or theft, and the offender is still on the scene or has only just left the area
  • the immediate attendance of a police officer is necessary - such as where someone is acting suspiciously and obviously about to commit a crime.

If you are calling 999 from a mobile phone, your call may be answered by a police operator in another part of the country due to the different base stations used by phone companies. Tell the operator immediately where you are phoning from so that your call is dealt with by the appropriate police force.

For other emergencies

​For...​Contact number​Organisation/Website
Counter ​Terrorism​0800 789 321​Police Counter Terrorism Hotline
​Crime​0800 555 111


​Out of hours medical advice111​NHS Choices​
​Gas leak0800 111 999​National Gas Emergency Service​
​Power cut​0800 6783 105Western Power Distribution (East Midlands area)​
​Flooding999​Northamptonshire Flood Toolkit​
​Water leak08457 771 881​Anglian Water​
​Water supply / sewerage08456 145 145​Anglian Water​
Water leak (West Northants)0800 783 4444​Severn Trent​
​Animals in distress0300 1234 999​RSPCA​
​Road or pavement problems0300 126 1000​Northamptonshire Street Doctor​


To contact the Emergency Services in a non-emergency situation: