Non-emergency police 101 number restored across Wales

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Image caption The 101 number was designed to relieve pressure on the 999 line

The 101 non-emergency police phone number has been restored following a technical fault.

Vodafone, which provides the service, said the problem was fixed by 13:00 GMT on Saturday.

The problem affected Wales' four forces and at least a further 19 in England and Northern Ireland from about 09:00.

A spokesman for Vodafone apologised for the problem with its "fixed line call routing systems" and said it would carry out a full investigation.

A Home Office spokesman said: "There was a technical problem affecting the 101 service this morning but we have worked with our supplier, Vodafone, to address this and can now confirm that this issue has been resolved."

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