ALMOST three-quarters of all emergency incidents reported to the police were attended within 15 minutes over the latest three-month period, a report has revealed.

The figures are slightly higher than the last quarter, much to the delight of Chief Superintendent Simon Wanless - who praised his officers’ hard work.

The report said: “The average for attendance is 11 minutes, which has improved greatly since our previous report with a reduction of almost four minutes.

“With continued efforts to meet our demand we have shown further improvement on our priority response times with an increase to 45 per cent of priority incidents being attended within the first 60 minutes of it being reported.

“In summary the demand volume has continued to be high for our district whilst the number of officers trained and capable to respond to the demands remains below capacity.

“However, our figures are testament to our officers’ hard work to provide an excellent service to the public.”