This is the bizarre moment a football fan across the county border called 999 to tell a police call hander that football was ‘coming home’.

Wiltshire Police released the audio from the prank call as it this weekend lifted the lid on the work of its call centre staff.

In the 20 second clip, the call-handler can be heard asking: “It's the police, can I help you?”

The beery caller slurs back at her: “It's coming home.”

Stunned, she replies: “You've called me to tell me it's coming home?”

The prankster takes that as an invitation to serenade her with the chorus from David Baddiel and Frank Skinner’s 1996 Euros classic Three Lions.

He sings: “It's coming! Football's coming home, it's coming home.”

That proves to be the last straw for the police call handler, who tells him: “Ok, thanks then. Bye.”

Wiltshire Police has not said when the call was received, but the timing suggests it was during England’s recent Euros 2020 success.

Chief Inspector Doug Downing, who runs the force’s contact centre, told the Swindon Advertiser: “I think most people would be surprised to see the number of calls we take and, with this being the first weekend post-lockdown, we are expecting it to be a busy one.

“My teams are always here when you need us and we will pick up the phone night or day but we need everyone to think before you dial - can I access the services I need online or do I need to call?

“If you are able to report an incident or access the information you need on our website, you will be playing your part in reducing our growing demand.”