PEOPLE in an emergency may not be able to connect to 999 across Wales and the rest of the UK today.
Several forces have issued guidance as a ‘technical fault’ is causing many emergency calls not to connect up and down the country on Sunday, June 25.
Instead, until further notice people are being told to call 101 in an emergency.
Meanwhile, non-emergency calls are being told to wait until later to phone the service to prevent it being overwhelmed.
The police said in a statement: “Due to a technical fault many 999 emergency calls are not connecting. Until further notice, please call 101 in an emergency. Please ONLY call in an emergency for the time being – wait until later to make 101 non-emergency calls.”
It comes as police forces and fire and ambulance services across the UK have experienced issues with the 999 number this morning.
The Met Police issued urgent advice to use the 101 phone service instead.