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Hertfordshire Police confirm they are 'monitoring' cyber attack situation at hospitals.

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Police has confirmed it has been made aware of "an incident involving hospitals in Hertfordshire".

"We are monitoring the situation and will work with the hospital trust(s) to assist where required.

"It is too early to comment on specific details of what has happened at this stage however any possible criminal activity will be investigated."

– Hertfordshire Police.

Hertfordshire hospital trust thought to be target of NHS cyber attack

The NHS is investigating an Credit: Press Association Images.

Lister Hospital is thought to have been affected by a major cyber attack on the NHS.

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is believed to be among a number of hospital trusts and GP groups around England that have reported problems.

The suspected attack is thought to have affected phone lines with some sites urging people not to go to A&E while they try to deal with the issue.

Lister Hospital in Stevenage. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

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