Plymouth, England, July 18, 2017 -- Police have warned people only to call 999 in a real emergency after the city's call centre loses power.
The force is currently experiencing power loss in Plymouth, including its call centre in the city.
A spokesperson said work is underway to restore power, and staff are being transferred to Exeter call centre to help reduce the impact.
In the meantime, they are asking for the public's help and request that for the time being they are only contacted for 999 emergencies while they have reduced call centre capacity.
All non-emergency crime reports can be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The spokesperson said: "Many smaller enquiries can be answered via Ask NED, the Non-Emergency Directory.
"It is a new service that combines the questions that members of the public have asked with contact details of those that can help.
"Ask NED includes the Ask the Police database and common questions asked of our partner organisations.
"We thank you in advance for your cooperation."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Date Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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