A six-year-old girl has made a heartfelt apology after accidentally calling 999 on New Year’s Eve.

Izzy Vardy from Annesley was playing with her mother’s locked mobile phone when she dialled the emergency number “several times” without realising what she was doing.

Her mother then received a call from the Control Room, and was “very cross” with Izzy.

After a chat about what the emergency number is for, Izzy wrote a letter and sent it along with a box of biscuits to say sorry for the mistake.

In the letter she said: “I’m so so sorry to you all and my mummy and daddy. We have chatted about 999 and I understand that you only ring 999 in an emergency.”

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On Facebook, her mother Bronya Vardy said: “Thank you Nottinghamshire Police for being so wonderful with Izzy. So glad we hand delivered the letter. She was totally in awe of what you all do.”

Nottinghamshire Police said the biscuits were “appreciated” by the control room staff and thanked Izzy and her parents for understanding their work.