Nuisance 999 caller banned from telephone kiosks

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A woman has been banned from using any telephone kiosk in England for two years after making nuisance 999 calls.

Christine Cornish, 31, of Weston Road, Gloucester, was given a criminal anti-social behaviour order (Crasbo) at Gloucester Magistrates' Court.

Last month she was sentenced to 14 weeks in jail for persistently making use of the public communication network to cause annoyance or inconvenience.

At times she was dialling 999 two or three times each day.

'Full of obscenities'

PC Steve Crown from Gloucestershire Police said: "This was a good outcome and means we have an extra tool to deal with Ms Cornish's behaviour.

"At its worst Ms Cornish was calling us two or three times a day.

"Initially the calls were silent but then they became abusive and full of obscenities.

"Clearly that was unacceptable and a waste of the valuable time of the blue light services, potentially putting people involved in emergencies at risk.

"We hope now that she will get the help she needs to tackle this problem."

Cornish was given a suspended sentence in 2013 for similar offences.

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