Wiltshire Police 999 and 101 phonelines hit by technical problems
3:22pm Monday 4th August 2014 in By Staff reporter
Wiltshire Police are currently experiencing technical difficulties involving both their 999 and 101 call systems.
As a result of the difficulties, all 999 emergency calls are being routed to Gloucestershire Police. However, all calls to its 101 number are not presently being connected to our call handlers.
Wiltshire Police are asking the public to only use the 999 number if your call is an emergency. For non-emergency calls, please do not call 101 as this service is temporarily out of use. BT are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible and further updates will be provided via the media when appropriate.
In the meantime Wiltshire Police are urging residents to stay safe and to check on elderly and other vulnerable residents within their communities.
A spokesman said: "We would like to thank the public for their patience."