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.

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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.