999 computers 'should be live in a couple of hours'

The London Ambulance Service says it expects its 999-call computer system to be back up and running "in the next hour or two."

A spokesman said that the technical issue had been identified and that they were now bringing the system live again.


999 computer system failure

The capital's 999 operators have been forced to resort to pen and paper to record emergency calls, after their computer system failed.