Hundreds of callers a month to Devon and Cornwall Police hang up before their calls are answered, sometimes after long waits.

Figures obtained by the BBC reveal, on average, 250 calls per month to the non-urgent 101 number were abandoned between June 2013 and March 2014.

Data was obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

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