Man given court order over 999 nuisance calls

By Adele Forrest | 29/11/2019

Man given court order over 999 nuisance calls

A NUISANCE caller has been ordered not to contact 999 for the next two years.

The criminal behaviour imposed on Neil Wilton by District Judge for Sheffleld, Mr Paul Healey, legally restricts his contact with emergency services.

The order was made after Wilton (43), of Ramwarsh Hill, was convicted last month of persistent communication offences under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.

The two-year order made at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on November 15 means Wilton must not contact any emergency service or emergency NHS service, or encourage others to do so on his behalf by telephone, except when in genuine need of emergency services requiring immediate assessment, action or treatment.

In October, Wilton was sentenced to 22 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months after pleading guilty to persistently using a public electronic communications network for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another.

The court heard he had repeatedly called emergency services and was abusive when 999 workers attended his address, which had prevented them from attending potentially life-threatening situations. 

His offences were aggravated by his previous convictions and he was also ordered to pay £500 in compensation.


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