New police non-emergency number

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A NEW telephone number for contacting Northamptonshire Police about non-emergency crimes is being launched later this month.

The new 101 non-emergency number for the police was being tested over the weekend and if senior police chiefs are happy, the system will go live on October 17.

The number, which will be the same for all police forces, will eventually replace 03000 111222, but not until the public is more familiar with the new one.

For those with any hearing difficulties or a speech impairment, a text phone is available on 18001 101.