Hampshire police say technical issues today (Thursday) with the force's non emergency telephone line, will be rectified as soon as possible.
In a statement today, a Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said issues with the 101, non emergency number had arisen following a power outage and anyone trying to call may not be able to get through and continued:
"We would greatly appreciate your patience whilst the 101 number is being repaired, we have a team working to fix this as quickly as possible. We would like to thank everyone for their patience whilst this is being sorted."
A team of engineers is working to fix the problem as quickly as possible. Please be assured that the 999 emergency number is unaffected but may be busier than usual.
Hampshire police have issued a reminder that 999 was for emergencies only.
Some minor crimes and non-emergency issues can be reported online via the force's website, visit www.hampshire.police.uk.