Non-emergency police number 101 launched in Cumbria
A telephone number for non-emergency police calls is being introduced in Cumbria.
The 101 line is for callers who want to report non-urgent crime and disorder, or to speak to officers about any concerns.
It is being introduced as part of a national programme to ease pressure on the 999 emergency service.
The scheme has already begun in other parts of the country and will be rolled out in Cumbria by 5 December.
Craig Mackey, Chief Constable of Cumbria Police, said: "The main benefit of the national single non-emergency number is one easy to remember number for the public to contact the police nationally."
Calls to the new service will cost 15p from landline and mobile telephones.