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Published on December 30, 2008 under Celebrity Gossip

Defiant panto star Linda Lusardi yesterday insisted she was right to dial 999 because she was late for a performance.

Lusardi, 50, was stuck in heavy traffic on Saturday on the M25. In her attempt to not be late for the performance of Snow White, she dialed 999 and requested to use the hard shoulder!

A Hertfordshire Police spokesman said: “Being late for work is not a reason to call 999, contact the police or use emergency measures.”

Linda refused to be taken as a daft old woman! and hit back with “The call wasn’t because I was going to be late, it was because the matinee would have been cancelled if we had carried on as we were going.

“I phoned and the first thing I said when I called was that this was not an emergency, I am looking for traffic assistance.

“The guy was very helpful and explained that I couldn’t use the hard shoulder but that traffic was clear from junction 20.”

Police branded her use of the 999 emergency number “ridiculous!”. I suspect Linda Lusardi will avoid the press for a while…and the M25 !