Millennium bug may cripple 999

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Millennium bug may cripple 999

UP TO A quarter of police forces in England and Wales could suffer serious delays in responding to 999 calls in the year 2000 because of the millennium computer bug, a report by a public-spending watchdog warned yesterday. Auditors fear that emergency responses could break down as computer systems fail. Speed cameras, fingerprint systems, files of investigations, surveillance cameras, and police radios could also malfunction.

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