Persistent 999 caller from Chester guilty of "dozens" of nuisance calls

Reporter:

Alan O'Hare

A bogus 999 caller from Chester made “dozens” of nuisance calls to the emergency services in early 2017.

Eve Preston, 20, pleaded guilty at Chester Magistrates Court to the improper use of electronic communications.

Preston, of Durham Road, Blacon, made a series of improper calls to Cheshire Police between January 12 and February 15, 2017.

Rob Youds, prosecuting, told the court Preston made persistent 999 calls but always refused to answer any questions she was asked.

Sometimes the calls were silent, while on other occasions Preston alleged she had seen various crimes taking place.

Investigations by Cheshire Police revealed some of the nuisance calls were coming from an address in Durham Road in February and when police probation officers visited Preston they also made the connection to lots of other bogus 999 calls from her mobile number.

In her defence, the court was told Preston had since started to turn her life around. Where she was once “unco-operative and would not accept help”, she had now had a “sea change in attitude”.

Preston was ordered to comply with a curfew that will keep her at home between 7pm and 7am for three months.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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