O2 users in Bedford have experienced connectivity issues throughout the day, after a mobile phone mast was vandalised.
Engineers were called to repair the damage to the mast, situated on Barkers Lane industrial estate.
It’s not clear if the damage was caused in response to conspiracy theories that the roll-out of 5G is linked to the spread of coronavirus.
Phone masts in other parts of the country have been damaged as a result of this belief, which has been debunked by fact-checking organisations.
By this afternoon, O2 users confirmed the issue had resolved. O2 did not respond to our request for a statement.