POLICE have been tweeting every call they have had today as part of an ongoing campaign.

Throughout the day, both 999 and 101 calls have been tweeted by West Mercia Police to show the public a day in the life of a police officer.

Incidents ranged from an arrest on suspicion of theft in Glenthorne Avenue, Worcester to children reportedly playing on the hard shoulder of the M5 Junction 4.

Police were also called over suspicion of poor driving on the M5 northbound near Worcester as well as information about a possible drug deal.

A threat to kill was reportedly made in Evesham, in response to a traffic warden issuing a parking ticket.

A call was also received about a man who jumped out of a ditch and ran away in Fernhill Heath, but with no explanation about what he was running away from.

They have been recording each call on @WMerciaPolice1 since 7am yesterday and will do so until 7am today with over 430 calls recorded so far.

The ‘Tweetathon’ is intended to offer an insight into policing demands and begins the ten-day-long Protect 2016 campaign, organised by West Mercia and Warwickshire police services.

Chris Singer, West Mercia Police deputy chief constable, said: “We are carrying out the 24-hour ‘Tweetathon’ to give the public a frank and honest look at the nature of the calls we receive.

“We hope to demonstrate that, whilst arresting people and putting them behind bars is one of our duties, it is only a small part of our role.”

The police will run a range of different events in the next ten days, to show the work that they do in the community.

These will include; rural crime prevention events, community surgeries, live Facebook Q&A sessions, firework safety school visits, child sexual exploitation school talks and highly visible patrols.

A webchat will be hosted on Wednesday, November 2 with chief officers from West Mercia Police, along with Warwickshire Police answering queries live on their websites.

The two services say they cover an area the size of 13,950 tennis courts and have pledged to release more figures throughout the campaign.