mergency 999 calls throughout the nation should not connecting amid technical points with the cellphone strains.
Folks have been urged to name 101 in an emergency for police and hearth, or 111 in a medical emergency, after issues have been reported on Saturday morning.
A number of police forces and hearth and ambulance providers mentioned they have been dealing with points and mentioned BT had reported a “system failure”.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police mentioned: “As a consequence of a technical fault that’s impacting quite a few police forces, many 999 calls should not connecting.
“Till additional discover, anybody in London who requires the police in an emergency is requested to name 101.
“Please solely name in an emergency and please wait till later to make any 101 non-emergency calls.”
The spokesperson confirmed that BT runs the 999 system.
It’s not recognized what number of emergency providers have been affected, or when the problem shall be resolved.