700 homes without 999 access for several hours

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HUNDREDS of residents in Langrick were unable to call 999 from their landlines last night (Monday), as there was a fault on the line.

Police reported that BT said there had been an issue with connection for phone numbers beginning with 01205 28. Around 700 homes were affected.

Inspector Simon Elmer in the force control room advised people to use their mobile phones to call the emergency number.

The issue was fixed by BT engineers by 11.30pm.