POLICE have charged a 46-year-old man following a series of abusive calls to Cheshire Constabulary’s control room staff using the 999 system.

The calls began at 6.37pm on Wednesday (January 12).

Officers then located and arrested the man who was charged today (Thursday, January 13) with persistently making use of the public communication network to cause annoyance, and obstructing a constable in the execution of their duty.

Richard Ransome of St Pauls Close, Crewe, has been remanded in custody to appear at West Cheshire Magistrates on Friday, January 14.