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Olympic Torch Relay: Police issue 101 warning

People wanting information about the Torch Relay when it comes to the Thames Valley are being urged not to call the police non-emergency 101 phone line.

Thames Valley Police stressed local authorities and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) are publicising the events.

A police spokesman said: "Their websites have up-to-date information."

Lincolnshire Police reported a large number of 101 calls when the torch was in the county on 27 June.

The force had said it was "potentially increasing the time it takes to answer calls relating to important day-to-day policing matters".

The Olympic Torch Relay enters the Thames Valley Police area when it arrives in Buckinghamshire on 9 July.

It will head through Oxfordshire and Berkshire over the following two days.

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