The new series starts on Monday (Jan 11) and it's all about South Yorkshire Police. The first episode is themed around 'the age of fear' as more and more people contact police following heightened fears around the coronavirus pandemic.
Call handler Josh Wright said: “I’ve never known a time like this. We all thought Brexit was bad enough, and then the coronavirus comes along. Fear is why people call the police, so it equates to more calls to us. There are incidents that we get through that are horrifying.”
Some of the incidents featured include PCs Dani Devey and Keeley Lees rushing to help a woman who has been traumatised by attackers who are rampaging through a street and smashing up cars and houses - before they are then called to attend to an elderly man who is unwell in his bedsit which has been beseiged by the attackers.
PCs Eddie Darby and Tabitha Rumney respond to the reported mugging of a young girl where the suspect is still at large, while a terrified woman trapped at home begs emergency call handlers to help her escape from an abusive partner.
And a young mother – who sustained years of horrific abuse from her estranged husband – is suddenly fearing for her life again as he is released from prison and immediately begins a frightening campaign of intimidation.
999: What's Your Emergency? will air on Mondays at 9pm on Channel 4, starting on January 11.