United Kingdom’s Foreign Office has revealed strangest calls this year.
It includes questions about vampires in Poland and vegetarian sausages are among the most bizarre phone calls made to consular staff, the Foreign Office has said.
The agency has compiled the strangest calls from Britons abroad in 2018 in a bid to remind people its helpline is meant to be used in an emergency.
According to the office, they received more than 330,000 calls from people asking for help.
One person in the Netherlands had just watched the film Braveheart and called to ask questions about the plot.
Someone in the Canary Islands requested the Foreign Office persuade his hotel to give him a different room after a stray cat had “broken into” his current one and peed on his bed.
Meanwhile, another caller in the US phoned up to ask which contestant had been voted off Strictly Come Dancing the previous night.
In 2018, consular staff have dealt with more than 3,400 people who were taken to hospital and 4,900 who were arrested overseas.
The FCO also issued more than 29,600 emergency travel documents.
“If you find yourself in an emergency in another country, contact the nearest British embassy, High Commission or consulate and our consular staff will do everything they can to help,” the official reminded the public.