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Man banned from phoning 999 after 85 hoax calls

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Posted: 16/06/22 - 11:02
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A man who made "countless 999 hoax calls" while drunk has been banned from contacting the emergency services.

Cheshire Police said Stuart Walton was "regularly intoxicated", "verbally abusive" and "purposely obstructive" during 85 calls to control room staff.

The calls "significantly disrupted" the force's ability to help people "in actual need", a spokesman said.

The 58-year-old, from Ellesmere Port, was jailed for six months at Chester Magistrates' Court.

The force spokesman said in the last year, Walton had made "countless 999 hoax calls" and often refused to "provide his details before hanging up".

I Call True: Good to see jail time here, now hit him with the bill for the lost time and disruption!

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15 days
3 upvotes
It is a shame that it took them so long to ban him. 85 fake calls in abhorrent.
15 days
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A selfish hateful thing to do.
16 days
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Literally risking other peoples lives with his selfishness, lets hope he isn't too cosy in prison and is regretting what he did every day he's there