NHS and police phone lines down across England

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Police forces in England are reporting that the 101 non-emergency phone line is down thanks to system faults.

Furthermore, the NHS 111 non-emergency number is also down in some areas. Scots have been advised to contact the number 08454 24 24 24.

However, the police emergency number of 999 is still working as normal. Some forces are advising the public to make their non-emergency reports via police websites. The problems are being addressed by engineers and the services affected are expected to be working by lunch time.

The problems began at 9:00am GMT.

Here is a list of the police forces are reporting problems:

Cheshire Constabulary
Cleveland Police
Durham Constabulary
Hertfordshire Constabulary
Hampshire Constabulary
Metropolitan Police
Northumbria Police
Sussex Police
West Mercia Police

There are still numbers that can be used for several forces:

Cambs Police: 01480 456111

Warwickshire Police: 0300 333 3000

Northumbria Police: 01661 872 555

Durham Constabulary: 0345 6060 365

Plymouth and Cornwall Police: 01752 721100

Devon Police: 01392 420320

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