CALLERS to Dorset Police’s non-emergency line have been experiencing delays due to technical difficulties.

While members of the public can get through using the 101 number, it is taking ‘longer than usual.’

A spokesman said the Force is doing ‘everything it can to rectify the problem, which could continue over the next 24 hours.’

During this time, officers are urging members of the public to use alternative methods to contact the police in non-emergency situations.

One way is via the Dorset Police online form